August 6, 2014 1:20 pm

Driver injured in Stoney Trail crash

CALGARY – Police are hoping to speak with anyone who witnessed a serious crash on Stoney Trail on Tuesday.

A GMC Sierra was travelling southbound on Stoney Trail S.E. approaching Peigan Trail when it drifted to the side of the road and hit a pole.

The crash caused a small fire that was extinguished by passing motorists.

The 49-year-old driver, an Airdrie man, was rushed to hospital with critical injuries.

Officers say the driver claimed the crash was caused by mechanical error.

Police say neither speed or alcohol are considered factors.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police or contact Crime Stoppers.

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