Police investigate traffic fatality and a serious-injury collision
Our Traffic Section continues to investigate after two serious separate traffic incidents occurred yesterday and earlier this morning, one of which has sadly resulted in the loss of an infant.
Yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred on eastbound Stoney Trail S.E., near the intersection of 52 Street S.E.
It is believed a 2007 Ford truck was stationary in the far-right lane of eastbound Stoney Trail S.E., while waiting for a tow truck. At this time, a grey 2013 Volkswagen Jetta was travelling eastbound on Stoney Trail when the vehicle struck the rear of the stationary truck.
The Volkswagen caught fire which spread to the truck. The driver and the passenger of the truck, both men in their 40s, were not injured. The driver of the Volkswagen, a pregnant woman in her 20s, sadly lost her child following the collision.
Neither speed, nor alcohol or drugs are considered to be factors in this collision.
We continue to investigate a serious-injury collision that occurred early this morning in northeast Calgary.
Today, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a two-vehicle serious-injury collision occurred at the intersection of Métis Trail and Airport Trail N.E.
At the time of the incident, it is believed a Chevrolet Express van, driven by a 39-year-old man, was travelling eastbound on Airport Trail towards the intersection. At the same time, a Hyundai Sonata, occupied by a 22-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, was travelling northbound on Métis Trail towards the intersection.
It is believed the Hyundai Sonata struck the passenger side of the Chevrolet Express van. As a result, the driver of the van was ejected through the passenger side of the vehicle and out onto the roadway. The Hyundai Sonata came to a rest on the shoulder of the left turn lanes of westbound Airport Trail.
The driver of the Chevrolet Express van suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital where he remains. The occupants of the Hyundai Sonata suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
Speed, traffic signal violations and alcohol are being considered as factors in this collision.
The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section continues to investigate these incidents. 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:
APP: P3 Tips
Case # CA22483770/4113
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