Calgary, AB,

Police investigate hit-and-run at southeast intersection

Our Traffic Unit continues to investigate a serious collision that occurred in the southeast yesterday morning.

At approximately 9:18 a.m., on Thursday, March 16, 2023, police were called to the area of 17 Avenue and 28 Street S.E., for reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a semi-truck.

It is believed the pedestrian, a woman in her 40s, was struck by a construction tractor unit pulling a trailer as it was making a right turn from southbound 28 Street onto westbound 17 Avenue S.E. The woman was struck as she was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. She was later transported to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition, where she remains.

The semi-truck failed to remain at the scene but was located a short time later by police. The driver, a man in his 50s, was uninjured from the collision and is co-operating with police.

Speed, drugs and alcohol are not currently being investigated as a factor in the collision. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have 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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case # CA23109056