Calgary, AB,

Police investigate collision on Deerfoot Trail

We are currently investigating a collision that occurred on Boxing Day, leaving one man in serious condition.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, a collision occurred between a stationary vehicle and a vehicle travelling on Deerfoot Trail.

At that time, it is believed a 59-year-old man was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck northbound on Deerfoot Trail towards the Calf Robe Bridge. 

At the same time, a Ford Edge, occupied by a 70-year-old man, was stationary on the right-side emergency shoulder.

The Ford Ranger wandered from the travel lanes into the shoulder, where it struck the rear driver side of the Ford Edge. The impact forced the Edge off the asphalt and onto a snow covered median. It travelled down a shallow embankment for approximately 20 metres before coming to rest.

The Ford Ranger also exited the asphalt and drove onto the snow covered median. It travelled approximately 70 metres before coming to a rest.

The driver of the Ford Edge was trapped in his vehicle and was extricated by the Calgary Fire Department. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital in serious, but stable condition.

The driver of the Ford Ranger suffered minor injuries and was arrested on scene for refusing to provide a breath sample.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in this collision.

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section continues to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information or dashcam footage is asked to contact police at the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


APP: P3 Tips

Case # CA22527505/4421