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Pedestrian seriously injured in northeast Calgary collision

A pedestrian was seriously injured Sunday morning at the intersection of Edmonton Trail by 16 Avenue N.E. in Calgary. Josh Ritchie/Global News

A woman suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in northeast Calgary Sunday morning.

Paramedics responded to the intersection of Edmonton Trail at 16 Avenue N.E. just before 9 a.m.

According to an EMS spokesperson, a woman was taken to Foothills Medical Centre in life-threatening condition.

Police said her condition was upgraded to stable, non-life-threatening later on Sunday.

Police had 16 Avenue eastbound shut down by the intersection Sunday morning while officers investigated.

“I was on the opposite end of the elderly couple that was crossing,” said witness Devan Grunewald. “As I was crossing, a white car was being honked at by a semi, she went to turn left not seeing the elderly [person] and ended up hitting [her].”
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Grunewald added that paramedics were quick to respond to the incident.

“The ambulance was already on 16th Avenue and they literally just did a U-turn and turned on their sirens,” he said.

Police said the traffic unit is now trying to determine the cause of the crash, adding that the driver stayed on scene.

There was no word on charges.