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4 Calgarians injured in Vegas collision; truck driver charged with DUI

WATCH ABOVE: Four Calgarians were injured after the cab they were in was hit head-on by a semi-truck Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Gord Gillies reports.

CALGARY – Four Calgarians were injured when their taxi was hit by a semi on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

The truck was going south on a road near the Las Vegas Strip when it crossed into the northbound lanes. The cab driver tried to veer away, but ended up crashing into the truck head-on.

The Canadian passengers suffered moderate to severe injuries: 22-year old Sammy Elrafih was taken to hospital in critical condition; 21-year-old Anish Sharma and 24-year-old Sarah Nhung suffered serious injuries; 23-year-old Steven Kwan received minor injuries and has already been released.

The taxi driver was not badly hurt.

The driver of the semi tried to leave the scene, but police caught up with him about a block away.

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Forty-four-year-old Bernard Tropp has been charged with three counts of drunk driving and one count of leaving the scene.

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