Blackfoot Trail closed due to serious injury collision: Calgary Police

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The Calgary Police announced late on Saturday that the Blackfoot Trail was shut down for several hours due to a serious injury collision late on Saturday.

A serious collision occurred around 6:40 p.m., in the area of Blackfoot Trail and Highfield Road S.E. Roads in the area were shut down for a number of hours.

The incident occurred while investigators were on scene dealing with a pedestrian collision, the Calgary Police said in a statement.

A silver 2005 Toyota Corolla was turning from southbound Blackfoot Trail into the parking lot of the Cash Casino when it was struck by a black 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling northbound on Blackfoot Trail.

The collision occurred with such force that the Jeep was thrown into the support column for the traffic signals on the north side of the intersection before travelling a distance and coming to a stop, while the Corolla was forced across both north and south bound lanes of Blackfoot Trail before coming to a stop.

The driver of the Corolla sustained critical, life-threatening injuries from the collision and was taken to hospital. The driver of the Jeep did not receive any injuries from the collision.

Impairment of either driver is not believed to be a factor, however, excessive speed on the part of the Jeep is being investigated.

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