Pedestrian collision - 2 Street 9 Avenue S.W.
The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is investigating a pedestrian collision in the downtown area.
Shortly after 1 p.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, an unmarked Calgary Police Service vehicle, a 2009 GMC Sierra, was being driven by an on duty CPS member, in the area of 2 Street and 9th Avenue S.W. The male driver was trying to reposition the vehicle and was reversing near the curb.
At the same time, a 69-year-old male pedestrian was crossing 2 Street from the east curb towards the west curb. He was crossing the road diagonally.
As the pedestrian approached the rear of the GMC, the reversing vehicle struck him.
The pedestrian sustained serious chest and pelvic injuries. The driver did not sustain any injuries.
Speed, alcohol, and drugs are not considered to be factors in the collision.
As per protocol, the Director of Law Enforcement has been notified.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call the Traffic Section at 403-567-4000 or Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:
CASE # 18537505