Calgary, AB,

Police investigating collision in Auburn Bay

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is investigating after a driver backed into a child in the community of Auburn Bay this morning.

At approximately 6:40 a.m., on Thursday, June 30, 2016, a vehicle was backing out of a driveway in the 500 block of Auburn Bay Heights S.E., when it struck a three-year-old girl on a scooter. The child was rushed to hospital in an ambulance under police escort, where her injuries were later determined to be non-life threatening.

Police are reminding drivers to take extra caution to watch for young pedestrians, especially now that children are out of school for the summer and are playing in neighbourhoods throughout the day.

Calgarians can help keep children safe by doing the following:

  • Follow speed limits and if you see children playing on or near the road, approach slowly and use the horn to get their attention if they do not see you.
  • Before starting your vehicle, walk completely around it to see if there are any children nearby that are not visible from the driver’s seat.
  • Encourage your children to, whenever possible, stay off the road when playing, and to stop and look both ways before going onto the road for any reason.
  • Do not leave very young children who are not old enough to understand or follow the rules of the road unsupervised when playing in the street or on the sidewalk.
  • Slow down when your visibility is limited by weather, the sun or visual obstructions like parked vehicles or bushes.

The investigation into the Auburn Bay collision is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Traffic Section at 403-567-4000, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case# 16281948/4047