Three people were sent to hospital on Friday after a car collided with an RCMP cruiser near Minnedosa.

On September 10, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Spruce Plains RCMP and RCMP Westman Traffic Services were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 16. 

One marked police vehicle and one unmarked police vehicle were stopped on the south shoulder of Highway 16, facing east, when a westbound vehicle on Highway 16 was seen travelling at a dangerously high rate of speed. Emergency lights were activated on the unmarked police vehicle driven by the officer from the Spruce Plains Detachment, which then began to head eastbound and attempt a u-turn into the westbound lane.

The police vehicle was then struck by an eastbound vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 16 and Municipal Road 103.

The officer in the unmarked vehicle as well as the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were all transported to local hospital. The officer and the driver of the vehicle have since been released. The passenger remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The marked police vehicle on scene at the time of the collision was equipped with a camera. 

RCMP continue to investigate.