July 11, 2014 1:30 pm

Speed and alcohol possible factors in nasty crash

CALGARY – Police say speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in a horrific crash on Friday that sent two people to hospital.

A Subaru WRX and Honda Civic were involved in a collision in the intersection of 17th Avenue S.W. and 26th Street S.W., just after midnight.

Police say the Subaru was travelling westbound on 17th Avenue approaching a flashing yellow light, and the Honda Civic was travelling southbound on 26th Street approaching a flashing red light.

Both cars entered the intersection at the same time. The front of the Subaru struck the driver’s side of the Honda, seriously injuring the 27-year-old woman driving the car and her 51-year-old male passenger.

Firefighters had to extricate both people from the Honda. They were rushed to hospital in serious but stable condition.

The 26-year-old man driving the Subaru was uninjured.


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Officials say it’s possible a third vehicle may have been involved, but fled the scene. They’re searching for a silver car, possibly a Mercedes.

“Some people describe it as a four door silver vehicle, but make and model are not exactly clear,” says S/Sgt. Paul Stacey from Calgary Police. “What is interesting is the silver vehicle did not remain at the scene, did not remain as a witness, did not remain to offer any assistance. So we are curious about that.”

A street light was knocked down in the crash, causing some power outages in the area.

Any witnesses to the collision or the events leading up to it are asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000, or Crime Stoppers.

WATCH: On scene footage of the accident in Bankview.

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