June 9, 2014 2:37 pm

UPDATE: Calgary police seek witnesses in serious crash

FILE: An ambulance speeds along Calgary's 14th Street NW in response to an emergency call.

The Canadian Press Images/Bayne Stanley

A 29-year-old man is recovering in hospital after a crash in northwest Calgary early Monday morning.

As police continue to investigate, they are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

At about 3 a.m., an SUV went out of control, narrowly missing a light standard, as it was travelling northbound on Symons Valley Road. The vehicle struck a tree and then a fence on a retaining wall bordering a shopping centre.

A passerby found the driver unconscious in the SUV and called 911.

The driver was believed to be in life-threatening condition when he was rushed to hospital but police later said his injuries aren’t as serious as first thought.

Alcohol and speed are not considered factors in the crash, but police are investigating whether drugs were involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000 or Crime Stoppers.

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