Charges laid in April 2021 pedestrian fatality
A man has been charged in relation to a pedestrian fatality that occurred in the northeast community of Bridgeland earlier this year.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, a 2020 Ford Ranger was traveling northbound along Edmonton Trail towards the intersection with Second Avenue N.E., when it left the roadway, driving over the east curb. The Ranger crossed over the sidewalk and continued across a grassy area.
The pedestrian, a 36-year-old man, was standing on the grassy area when he was struck head-on by the truck and thrown a significant distance. The victim suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Impaired driving was suspected as a factor in the collision.
Following an investigation, Robin ERSKINE, 38, of Calgary, has been charged in relation to the incident. He has been charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death and one count of operating a conveyance while over the prescribed limit causing death.
“Many lives have been negatively affected by this collision and we once again want to remind Calgarians about the significant risks of driving while impaired,” said Sgt. Colin Foster. “It simply isn’t worth the risk. Our condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends.”