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Police lay charges in serious Whitemud Drive collision

For Immediate Release: 12-Mar-2019 @ 4:06 PM
MRU #: TR19006-1

The Edmonton Police Service Traffic Section has charged a 49-year-old male driver in relation to a serious collision on Whitemud Drive last month.

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.

 

Background

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.


Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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Please contact Carolin Maran at (780) 421-3544 for more information.

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