January 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Updated: January 13, 2018 5:44 pm

Driver fighting for life after north Edmonton collision

Edmonton police investigate a serious collision at 97 Street and 132 Avenue, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Charles Taylor, Global News

Edmonton police are investigating a collision in the north end Saturday that left one person with serious injuries.

Police said two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection of 132 Avenue and 97 Street at around 1 a.m.

“A motorist who was travelling southbound on 97 Street stopped for a red light at 132 Avenue. Another motorist driving the same direction didn’t stop and rear-ended the stopped motorist and caused a lot of damage and a lot of injuries today,” Sgt. James McLeod said.

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The Mitsubishi that was stopped at the red light ended up in the middle of the intersection after being rear-ended, while Honda Pilot that collided with the Mitsubishi veered onto the sidewalk, hitting several objects before coming to a stop against a lamp standard.

Police said the 18-year-old driver of the Honda was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in critical condition.

Two passengers in the Honda sustained non-life threatening injuries and were released from hospital Saturday morning.

The driver of the Mistubishi and a female passenger both sustained minor injuries and weren’t taken to hospital, according to police.

“MCIU (Major Collision Investigation Unit) investigators have determined that speed was a major factor in the collision. Alcohol has been ruled out but it is yet to be determined if drugs are a factor in this incident,” McLeod.

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All lanes of traffic were closed southbound on 97 Street, between 130 Avenue and 135 Avenue for several hours.

Police said charges are pending against the driver of the Honda.


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