On Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 Simon Simbizeye, 49, the driver of the Dodge Nitro, was issued an appearance notice for careless driving and drive at unreasonable rate of speed. He is expected in court on April 26, 2019.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, Southwest Division officers responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision in the area of Whitemud Drive westbound and Fox Drive.
It was reported to police that a blue Lexus RX350 travelling westbound on Whitemud Drive near the Fox Drive exit lost control, striking the centre barrier between the west and eastbound lanes of the freeway. The female driver of the Lexus reportedly exited her vehicle and was speaking with another motorist who had stopped to assist her when a black Dodge Nitro, travelling westbound on Whitemud Drive, slid into her and came to a stop in the far right lane of the freeway.
EMS responded, treated and transported the 31-year –old female of the Lexus to hospital with serious injuries where she remains. The 49-year-old male driver of the Nitro was also treated and transported to hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.
Police believe speed and vehicle maintenance were factors in this collision. Impairment was not considered a factor.