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Edmonton police investigate collision, pedestrian struck by semi-truck

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck on Calgary Trail early Saturday morning. JF

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a collision that involved a pedestrian and semi-truck on Calgary Trail early Saturday morning.

Police said the truck was travelling southbound on Calgary Trail when it struck a pedestrian south of 31 Avenue at around 3:30 a.m.

“A male suddenly ran out into the road in front of the semi,” police said. The tractor-trailer attempted to brake but was unable to stop in time and struck the pedestrian,” an Edmonton Police news release stated Saturday.

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The driver of the truck administered first aid until EMS arrived.

The 25-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries where he remains in critical condition. The semi-driver was not injured.

EPS Major Collision Investigations Section (MCIS) continues to investigate.

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