Calgary teenager in life-threatening condition after hit-and-run – Calgary
Calgary police are investigating a hit-and-run in the northeast that sent a teenage girl to hospital in life-threatening condition early Sunday morning.
Police were called to the intersection of Pinemill Mews NE and 22ndn.d Avenue Northeast, located in the Pineridge neighborhood around 4 am
“There is a pedestrian that we believe was struck by a vehicle at the intersection here,” said Sgt. Dylan Harris with the Calgary Police Service.
“We are still investigating the circumstances of what actually happened and will see if we can identify any witnesses.”
According to the police, the victim is a 17-year-old girl who was rushed to Foothill Hospital where she died. However, the police did not have much information about the vehicle involved in the incident except that it was a black SUV.
Collision reconstruction team investigators remained at the scene most of Sunday investigating the incident.
News of the hit-and-run came as a shock to many nearby residents who live on 22nd Avenue Northeast.
Get the latest National news. Sent to your email, every day.
Dakota Rodgers, who lives nearby, said she was out with friends Saturday night and returned home just before 4 a.m. when she heard a sound she’ll never forget.
“All we heard was screaming and then less than 20 minutes later there were sirens everywhere,” Rodgers said.
“It’s very sad to see this, especially knowing that he is 17 years old. I hope I go out and make sure he’s ok instead of thinking it’s the norm,” Rodgers said.
Debbie Hoit, another resident, said it was only a matter of time before someone was hit by a car in the area, calling the length of the 22n.d Avenue is a “drag strip.”
Twin girls, sold illegally at birth, reunited thanks to TikTok
Three US troops killed, dozens injured in drone strike by Iran-backed militia
“At night I’m in my garage watching my movies and I hear cars coming down and it’s like driving like crazy,” Hoit said.
Speed limit signs in the area show a posted speed limit of 50 km/hr, but Hoit says they drive faster than that.
“I go out to smoke at night and I see these people who look like they’re flying like drag racing or something,” he said.
Shane Horton, who has lived in the area for at least five years, told Global News on Saturday that he witnessed a red car driving through the area and said enough is enough.
“Even though they were told to slow down and they knew there were children, there were people walking their dogs and animals here and they still vroomed. I’ve almost been hit like three times crossing the street by my next door neighbor. “
CPS is asking anyone with information or video recording of the hit and run to call 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.