Man suffers life-threatening injuries in SW Calgary hit and run collision

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A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a hit and run collision in Southwest Calgary in the early hours of Friday morning.

“At approximately 2:15 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, a pedestrian was in the westbound lanes of 50 Avenue S.W., between 1 Street S.W. and Macleod Trail, when a light-colored pick-up truck travelling westbound along 50 Avenue struck him,” the Calgary Police said in a statement.

The truck then continued to the intersection of Macleod Trail, turned right and fled the area. The driver of the truck failed to return to the scene.

The pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, was discovered by a passing rideshare driver at around 2:35 a.m. He was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The Calgary Police said they are investigating and are currently attempting to locate an early 2000s, white or light-colored half ton pick-up truck, with possible front-end damage.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

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