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Crash in northwest Calgary sees woman get thrown from bus

A Calgary woman was sent to hospital after a crash in northwest Calgary.
A Calgary woman was sent to hospital after a crash in northwest Calgary. Michael King / Global News

A woman is in hospital after a three-vehicle crash at Crowchild Trail and 5 Avenue N.W. in Calgary on Friday evening.

Police said a Lexus was heading south on Crowchild Trail when it allegedly ran through a red light and collided with a Calgary Transit bus.

A female passenger was thrown from the back window of the bus and was rushed to Foothills Medical Centre in serious but non-life-threatening condition.

Another passenger from the bus was treated for minor injuries.

Brian Zhung was driving east on 5 Avenue N.W. and his Toyota sedan was also involved in the crash.

“The [Lexus] ran the red light very fast,” he alleged. “It hit the bus, then the bus hit my car.”

Zhung said he was able to walk away with just a minor cut to his head.

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Southbound Crowchild Trail and 5 Avenue N.W. were closed as the Calgary Police Service Traffic Unit investigated the crash.

Officers said speed and impairment are not believed to be factors and no one is in custody.