UPDATE: Driver charged after passenger critically injured in west Edmonton crash
EDMONTON – A 25-year-old woman has been charged with numerous drug-related offences in connection with a crash that sent a 26-year-old woman to hospital with life-threatening injuries earlier this week.
The crash – which was between a Toyota Corolla and a Dodge Ram – happened around 6 a.m. at 156 Street and 111 Avenue Monday morning.
The woman who was sent to hospital was a passenger in the car.
Witnesses reported that the Corolla was heading west on 111 Avenue and allegedly went through the intersection against the red light.
The truck, heading south on 156 Street, hit the car in the intersection.
Both people inside the car were treated and taken to hospital.
The 25-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and the 26-year-old passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. She was in critical condition Monday, however, police did not have an update on her condition Wednesday afternoon.
The 45-year-old man who was driving the truck was not injured.
Edmonton police say the driver of the Corolla was allegedly impaired by drugs. Quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy) and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) were found in the driver’s possession and in the vehicle, according to the Edmonton Police Service.
Edmonton police have since charged 25-year-old Sheryn Ibrahim with impaired driving causing bodily harm, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of breach of recognizance.
*Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Monday, June 30, 2014. It was updated at 4:09 p.m. MT Wednesday, July 2 to include information on the charges laid against the driver.
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