Calgary, AB,

Pedestrian collisions - woman succumbs to injuries

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate two serious collisions involving pedestrians yesterday evening.

A 67-year-old woman involved in the later collision succumbed to her injuries this morning. She was struck around 10:15 p.m., on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in the intersection of 8 Avenue and 47 Street S.E.

Investigators believe the woman walked south across 8 Avenue from the northwest corner of 47 Street, when a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, headed east on 8 Avenue approaching 47 Street S.E., struck her. The driver of the Chrysler stayed at the scene and was interviewed by police.

It’s not believed the overhead pedestrian crossing lights were activated at the time of the collision, and it’s still unknown if the victim was inside or near the crosswalk.

Police are also still investigating a collision involving an eight-year-old boy that occurred in Cranston earlier in the evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., a 2015 Nissan Frontier truck was travelling north on Cranford Drive S.E. Near the intersection of that road and Cranston Gate S.E., two children crossed the road in front of the truck in the vicinity of an unmarked crosswalk and one of them was struck.

The 27-year-old driver of the truck tried to brake, but was unable to stop in time. She remained on scene and was interviewed by police.

The victim was transported to South Health Campus with severe head and brain injuries and was later transported by STARS Air Ambulance to the Alberta Children’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section continues to investigate both incidents. Neither speed nor alcohol appears to have been a factor in either collision.

Any witnesses to the collisions, or the events leading up to them, are asked to contact the Traffic Section at 403-567-4000.

Case #16116806 – 8 Avenue Collision

Case #16116376 – Cranston Collision