WATCH: SUV ends up in creek, after driver runs red light

CALGARY- The fire aquatic rescue team was called into action on Tuesday morning, after a crash in the northeast caused a SUV to end up in a creek.

Around 11 a.m., a Mercedes was heading northbound along Edmonton Trail, when it ran a red light at 41 Ave.

The SUV hit a truck, spun 180 degrees, then hit the truck again. The accelerator was then either pushed or became jammed, causing the Mercedes to swerve up and over a curb, plow through some nearby trees, and continue into Nose Creek.

The male driver managed to get out of the vehicle by climbing through the sun roof, and was shaken up but not seriously injured. The truck driver suffered back injuries.

The aquatic rescue team was brought in, to use the jaws of life to remove a railing near the creek, so the SUV could be pulled out of the water.

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There is no word yet on what charges could be laid.
Pat Carroll/ Global News
Pat Carroll/ Global News
A tow truck driver surveys the scene.
After the guardrail is cut, the SUV is pulled out of the creek.

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