Serious injury collision - Glenmore Trail and Stoney Trail
The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is investigating an early morning serious injury collision.
At approximately 1:20 a.m., today, Saturday, July 22, 2017, a green Ford Taurus driven by a 20-year-old woman, was traveling westbound on Glenmore Trail at a high rate of speed. The vehicle also had two male passengers, 28 and 20 years old.
As the vehicle passed the southbound turn to Stoney Trail, it overtook a slower moving vehicle in the left hand lane. As the woman attempted to return to the right hand lane, she lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle rotated into the left hand lane. The vehicle continued to rotate, travelled back across the right hand lane, the painted median, the merge lane from southbound Stoney Trail, and exited the roadway to the north.
The vehicle travelled off the roadway and down the sloped edge of roadway towards a power pole and drainage ditch. It went airborne striking the opposite side of the drainage ditch, rolling over and eventually coming to a rest before it became engulfed in flames.
The occupants escaped the burning vehicle. All three were transported to the Foothills Medical Centre. The driver remains in life threatening condition. The two passengers sustained injuries ranging from broken bones to minor bruises.
Excessive Speed is considered a significant factor in the collision. Alcohol or drugs are being considered as factors.