Calgary, AB,
23
November
2023
|
09:59
America/Denver

Police investigate serious-injury collision involving cyclist

We continue to investigate a collision that occurred yesterday morning on Macleod Trail S.E. involving a cyclist.

At approximately 7 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, we were called to the intersection of Macleod Trail and Shawnessy Boulevard S.E.

At the time, it is believed a man was riding a bicycle northbound in the right lane of southbound Macleod Trail S.E., while reportedly yelling and waving a broom at vehicles. 

At the same time, a minivan, operated by a man in his 80s, was travelling southbound in the same lane. As the minivan approached the overpass for Shawnessy Boulevard S.E., it struck the cyclist.

As a result of the impact, the cyclist sustained serious, life-threatening injuries.

The bicycle was projected into oncoming traffic where it was struck and became wedged under a small sedan driven by a woman in her 50s. The sedan came to a controlled stop a short distance after striking the bicycle.

The minivan had significant damage to the front of the vehicle and came to a stop just south of the overpass.

Neither of the drivers sustained any injuries as a result of the 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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

CA23500520/3349