Traffic Fatality - MacLeod Trail x 12AVE SE
On 2015/05/02 at 0156 hours a collision occurred at the intersection of Macleod Trail and 12 Avenue SE involving 3 vehicles. A white 2008 Cadillac Escalade travelling northbound on Macleod Trail entered the intersection at 12 Avenue contrary to a red light at a high rate of speed. The Escalade had three occupants. The Escalade was struck on the driver’s side by a red 2007 Honda Civic with one occupant travelling eastbound on 12 Avenue. The Escalade then struck a white 2015 Toyota Prius taxi with two occupants on the passenger side that was travelling eastbound on 12 Avenue. The passenger was in the rear of the Toyota. The Honda rotated approximately 90 degrees counter clockwise and travelled approximately 30 meters north of the intersection. The Honda came to rest on the west curb of Macleod Trail. The Escalade and the Toyota moved together to the northeast corner of the intersection where the Toyota struck a lamp post on the driver’s door. The lamp post caused significant intrusion into the driver’s compartment before shearing off at the base. The driver of the Toyota taxi, a 46 year old male, died as a result of the collision. The passenger of the Toyota taxi, a 25 year old female, was critically injured and transported to the Foothills Hospital in life threatening condition. The driver of the Honda, a 64 year old male, was seriously injured and transported to the Foothills Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Escalade, a 20 year old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the South Health Campus. The front seat passenger of the Escalade, a 21 year old male, suffered unknown injuries and was transported to the South Health Campus for treatment. The rear passenger of the Escalade, an 18 year old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Foothills Hospital for treatment. Alcohol and speed on the part of the driver of the Escalade are being investigated as factors in this collision.