Calgary, AB,

Fatal pedestrian collision involving garbage truck

The Calgary Police Service is currently investigating following a fatal pedestrian collision involving a garbage truck that occurred this morning.

At approximately 7:20 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, police were called to a parking lot, located at 2980 26 St. N.E., for reports of a fatal collision between a woman and a garbage truck.

It is believed that a 2007 Mack Model 600 garbage truck, operated by a 58-year-old man, was picking up waste from a large garbage bin located in the parking lot. An unidentified female pedestrian, who had not been seen as the driver entered the parking lot, was hit by the right rear side of the garbage truck. As the garbage truck was backing up, the pedestrian was knocked down and dragged a short distance before being run over as the truck drove forward.

The garbage truck completed turning around in the parking lot, and the driver then saw the pedestrian laying on the ground and stopped.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the garbage truck received no injuries.

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section continues to investigate the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or the Traffic Section office at 403-567-4000.

Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #17330124/4339