Police investigate collision in the city’s northeast
We continue to investigate a collision involving a bus and a vehicle that left a woman and child with injuries.
At approximately 1:20 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, we were called to the area of 36 Street and Whitehorn Drive N.E., for reports of a collision.
At the time, a 2002 Nissan Altima, operated by a man in his 20s, was stopped against the south curb of Whitehorn Drive N.E., facing east, just prior to the bus stop, to let a passenger out of the vehicle.
At the same time, a Calgary Transit bus, operated by a man in his 60s, was turning eastbound onto Whitehorn Drive N.E., from southbound 36 Street N.E.
As the bus passed the Nissan and began to pull into the bus stop, the Nissan began to pull away from the curb. The Nissan and bus collided causing the Nissan to mount the curb and continue through the bus stop, striking a bench.
The Nissan continued onto the sidewalk and struck a 68-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl in a stroller.
The stroller and the child went under the Nissan before it came to a controlled stop on the front lawn of a nearby residence.
Passengers from the bus and other pedestrians lifted the Nissan off of the stroller to remove the child. The child was taken to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition, and is now stable and remains in hospital. The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the Nissan was not injured and stayed at the scene.
The driver of the bus was treated on-scene for minor injuries.
No passengers on the bus were injured.
The placement of where the Nissan stopped and the driver holding a Class 7 licence are believed to be factors in this collision.
Our Traffic Section continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with dashcam footage is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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