A woman died after an accident early Thursday morning in Huntington Hills – Calgary
Calgary police say a pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle in the northeast Thursday morning.
Just before 2 a.m., police were called to the Huntington Hills neighborhood to report an accident on Northeast 4th Street.
sergeant. Steve Campbell said the pedestrian and another person were walking along the sidewalk or possibly skateboarding south down the street when a woman in her 20s was struck by a vehicle. Police say she died at the scene.
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Campbell said the driver of the vehicle – a man in his 20s – remained at the scene of the accident and was arrested for dangerous driving, but was released from police custody in the morning.
“It appears the vehicle left the road at some point and then got back on the road,” Campbell told reporters.
Police believe speed and alcohol may have been factors in the fatal crash.
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The pedestrian accompanying him and another nearby witness were interviewed and the CPS said police resources would be available to them.
“They’re pretty shaken up,” Campbell said of the person who witnessed the crash.
“Fortunately, this is not an incident where two pedestrians were struck. Fortunately, the other pedestrian was not injured. Obviously, the emotional trauma is something that person is going to deal with for some time.
The speed limit on the stretch of road where the accident happened was 50 km/h, although Campbell said it was too early to say how fast the driver was traveling when the fatal accident happened. is produced.
As of 8:15 a.m., the road was reopened to commuters.
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