Further to the release below, please note that updated traffic restrictions are in place until further notice:
The access ramp from southbound Circle Drive to westbound Circle Drive, north of the cloverleaf, is currently barricaded as part of the investigation. Motorists will have to either exit southbound Circle Drive at Taylor Street East and transit through Eastview via Taylor or Louise Streets, or proceed southbound to the Vic Boulevard overpass, turn around to head back northbound and take the westbound Circle Drive exit at the cloverleaf, to resume travel westbound on Circle Drive.
The second restriction involves north and southbound traffic on Preston Avenue South. Motorists will be unable to proceed south into Stonebridge from Eastview, nor north into Eastview from Stonebridge. Motorists instead will have to proceed into Stonebridge via Vic Boulevard or Clarence Avenue South.
As soon as traffic restrictions are lifted, an update will be issued.
The Saskatoon Police thank motorists in advance for their cooperation and patience as this matter is investigated.
Saskatoon Police along with emergency crews are currently on scene of a serious motor vehicle collision that took place at Circle Drive and Preston Avenue South. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area while the investigation is being conducted. Traffic is moving however restrictions are currently in place.
Just before 3:00 a.m. this morning, a west bound pickup truck collided with several vehicles before leaving the roadway. The vehicle left Circle Drive and went up the embankment, launched itself through the barricades and over the four lanes of Preston Avenue for north and south bound traffic, then came to rest west of the overpass. The vehicle then burst into flames with the driver trapped inside. SPS members were first on scene and saw the cab of the truck engulfed in flames but were able to pull the driver from the vehicle and he was transported to hospital by Medavie Ambulance. His condition is unknown at this time.
The Collision Analyst Unit has been called out to assist with the investigation.
Further updates will be released when more information is available.