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No new deaths reported in Manitoba crash

By Joe Thomson Jun 16, 2023 | 4:09 PM

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Six people remain in critical condition following the deadly crash in Manitoba that has already claimed 15 lives.

“We have a total of six patients in critical care at the Health Sciences Center with severe injuries. A number of them have received operations and more operations are planned. But these injuries are quite significant,” said Dr. Shawn Young, CEO of Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

Dr. Shawn Young addresses media on Friday.

The crash happened around 11:45 local time on Thursday, when a semitruck hit a bus carrying mostly seniors on their way to a casino.

Dr. Young said that given the victims’ ages the injuries they sustained can be more dangerous.

“Age does have a big impact on our ability to withstand injuries like this. So, it will impact their recovery, it will impact their outcomes as well. This is an elderly cohort of patients, so their recoveries will be long, and their course could be complicated,” said Young.

Lanette Siragusa, CEO of Shared Health, confirmed that there have been no new deaths as a result of the crash.


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