Police investigate two hit-and-run incidents involving youth
We are asking for the public’s help to provide information regarding a hit-and-run incident that occurred yesterday and left a 14-year-old male with life-threatening injuries.
We are also providing an update on a separate hit-and-run incident that occurred earlier this month seriously injuring a 17-year-old male.
Seeking information on hit-and-run incident in Crescent Heights
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at approximately 12:35 p.m., a hit-and-run collision occurred in the northwest community of Crescent Heights, leaving a 14-year-old pedestrian in life-threatening condition.
At the time of the incident, it is believed a teenage male was crossing First Street N.W. at the intersection of 11 Avenue N.W., when he was struck by a four-door sedan described as a black Audi.
It is believed the Audi was travelling northbound at a high rate of speed when the vehicle hit the teenager. The impact caused him to be thrown approximately 25 metres from where he was originally struck.
As a result, the pedestrian sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.
The driver of the Audi fled eastbound down a nearby alley, making no attempt to stop. The Audi was believed to have been occupied by two or three teenage males at the time of the incident.
The vehicle is believed to have extensive front-end damage as a result of the collision.
A stock photo of a vehicle believed to be similar to the one involved in the incident is available on the City of Calgary Newsroom.
Neither drugs or alcohol appear to be factors in this collision. Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of the driver or occupants of the black Audi, or who has video footage of the incident, is encouraged to contact police.
Vehicle seized in hit-and-run incident in Montgomery
On Monday, Oct.17, 2022, at approximately 7:05 p.m., a hit-and-run collision occurred in the northwest community of Montgomery, injuring a 17-year-old pedestrian.
At the time of the incident, it is believed a teenage male was crossing 16 Avenue N.W., at the intersection of 46 Street N.W., with the crosswalk signal activated.
While he was crossing, it is believed he was struck by a vehicle described as a light-coloured SUV, which subsequently fled the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to hospital with serious injuries, but his condition has since been upgraded to stable.
With the help of a witness and the Cochrane RCMP, the vehicle believed to be responsible for the hit-and-run has been located and seized pending warrants and further examination.
We would like to thank those who provided information that led to locating the vehicle.
Anyone with information about either of the hit-and-run incidents is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
Case # CA22441136/3349