Man hit by car in February dies in hospital, Calgary police seek witnesses

Calgary police are asking for anyone who witnessed a pedestrian being hit by a car in southwest Calgary last month to contact them.

The collision at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 as an 82-year-old woman was exiting the parking lot of a shopping centre in the 5000 block of Richmond Road S.W. in her Chevrolet Optra.

Police said the woman turned right onto eastbound Richmond Road, but hit a 56-year-old man who was crossing the street. Police said a second person was also struck, but not injured.

In a news release, police said the 56-year-old man fell to the ground and struck his head. He appeared to have only minor injuries, but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“In hospital, it was determined that the man had a leg fracture which was operated upon,” police said. “He later developed complications and succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, March 12.”

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The Medical Examiner’s office has determined the man’s death was a result of injuries sustained during the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000.

Police don’t believe alcohol or speed were factors in the collision.

The driver wasn’t injured.


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