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Serious injury collision leaves one man in critical condition

For Immediate Release:13-Jan-2018 @ 3:10 PM
MRU #:TR16R003

EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) continues to investigate a collision that occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Northwest Division patrol officers responded to a report of a collision at 97 Street and 132 Avenue, where a speeding vehicle collided into the back of another vehicle waiting at a red light.


A Mitsubishi Outlander was stopped in the southbound lanes of 97 Street, at 132 Avenue, when it was struck from behind by a Honda Pilot travelling southbound at an undetermined high rate of speed. The Mitsubishi ended up in the middle of the intersection from the impact while the Honda veered over the west curb of 97 Street onto the sidewalk crashing into a cement light standard, an advertisement trailer sign, a fire hydrant, and finally coming to a stop against another lamp standard.


The driver of the Honda Pilot, an 18-year-old male, was ejected from the vehicle during the course of the collision and sustained life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in critical condition. The two female passengers in the Honda, one 17 years old and the other 16 years old, suffered non-life threatening injuries and were released from hospital a couple hours later.

The male driver of the Mitsubishi and his female passenger were treated at the scene by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries and were not taken to hospital.


“MCIU investigators have determined that speed was a major factor in the collision. Alcohol has been ruled out but it is yet to be determined if drugs are a factor in this incident,” says MCIU Sgt. James McLeod.


Charges are pending against the driver of the Honda Pilot.


Please contact Patrycia Thenu at (780) 421-2663 for more information.

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