The Calgary Police confirmed that a young woman who was hit by a vehicle in Southeast Calgary has succumbed to her injuries.
“We are saddened to announce the young woman who was struck on Monday has succumbed to her injuries and died in hospital on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Our deepest condolences go out to all who knew and loved her,” the Calgary Police said in a press release.
“The investigation into the collision is ongoing and we continue to seek out any witnesses who have not yet come forward,” the statement said, adding that “This is the sixth fatal pedestrian collision so far this year.”
As residential speed limit changes come into effect on Monday, May 31, 2021, this collision is a stark reminder of the devastating consequences collisions on our residential streets can have. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians must all work together to ensure our streets are safe to enjoy.
The Calgary Police on Tuesday announced Tuesday that that the collision occurred yesterday, Monday, May 24, 2021, around 10:15 p.m., in the intersection of Canyon Meadows Drive and Deer Ridge Drive S.E.
According to Calgary Police, two people were crossing in a crosswalk in the intersection when a 2009 Hyundai Accent, driven by a man in his 70s, was travelling northbound on Deer Ridge Drive S.E. and began to turn onto westbound Canyon Meadows Drive S.E.
One of the pedestrians, a woman in her 20s, was struck and thrown a significant distance, resulting in serious injuries, the Calgary Police said