Calgary police said a 48-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a vehicle at Sunridge Mall on Tuesday.
EMS said they were called to the north entrance of the mall’s parking lot on 26 Avenue N.E. between 32 Street and 36 Street N.E. at around 6:50 p.m.
When they arrived, paramedics found a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle. She was taken to the Peter Lougheed Centre in life-threatening condition where police said she later died.
Investigators said the woman was hit by a Ford 150 that had been involved in a crash with a Toyota Corolla.
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In a news release, police explained the F150 was travelling northeast toward the access road from 26 Avenue N.E. when the driver, a 44-year-old man, suffered a “medical event.”
The vehicle veered off the road to the left, and began travelling the wrong way in the southwest-bound lane.
“The Ford went into the path of the Toyota and collided with it,” police said. “The Toyota was forced backwards coming to rest on a traffic island located at the entrance to the 26 Avenue access road.”
Police said the F150 mounted the curb, hitting the woman as she walked along a footpath.
EMS said both drivers were transported to hospital with minor injuries.
Police said both speed and a pre-existing medical condition are being investigated as factors in the collision. They don’t believe either alcohol or drugs were involved.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000.