UPDATE #2: Pedestrian hit and run collision
We continue to investigate a critical-injury, hit and run collision that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 4, 2021, on Memorial Drive near the exit to St Georges Drive N.E.
Since the incident, members of the public have assisted the investigation by providing CCTV and dashcam footage. Following review of the video provided, investigators are keen to speak with the drivers and occupants of 10 vehicles that passed the scene immediately after the initial collision and before the first vehicle stopped to render aid to the pedestrian that was hit.
Anyone who may have been in the vicinity are asked to come forward and assist with the investigation.
The pedestrian, a 25-year-old man, remains in hospital in stable condition.
Original release and update below:
Investigators believe they have located the vehicle and the driver involved in a serious injury hit and run collision with a pedestrian on the weekend.
The vehicle believed to be involved in the collision is a grey, 2016 Chrysler 300. Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen this vehicle in the area around the time of the collision to contact police.
The pedestrian remains in hospital in serious condition.
Original release below.
Driver sought in serious hit and run
We are asking for the public’s help to find a driver that struck a pedestrian early this morning and did not remain on the scene.
Around 1:45 a.m., on Sunday, July 4, 2021, a pedestrian was walking on eastbound Memorial Drive near the exit for Saint George’s Drive/12 Street N.E., which many know as the Calgary Zoo exit.
The driver of a light-coloured, medium- to large-sized, four-door sedan struck the pedestrian and continued driving east on Memorial Drive N.E., instead of remaining at the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition. Investigators closed the road and have been working for several hours to collect evidence at the scene, however, the driver and vehicle involved have still not been found.
Eastbound Memorial Drive remains closed between Edmonton Trail N.E., and 12 Avenue/Saint George’s Drive N.E.
We are asking for the public’s help, specifically for anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from that area and timeframe, and car washes open around that time, to check recordings for a vehicle fitting that description. It would likely have some fresh damage on the front.
"We are doing everything we can to find the driver of the vehicle involved in this collision and know that someone out there knows something," said Sergeant Colin Foster, with the Calgary Police Service Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Unit.
"Hit and runs cause the same harm to the victims as other collisions, but with the added emotional pain of knowing the person responsible did not even care enough to stop and help. We put everything we can into these investigations, and the charges and sentence usually end up being way more serious for the driver than if they had just stayed at the scene."
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call us at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: "P3 Tips"
Case # 21253794/4047 & 4488