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Man seriously injured in collision on Anthony Henday Drive in northeast Edmonton

Edmonton police investigate a serious collision along eastbound Anthony Henday Drive at 66 Street Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Global News

Edmonton police are investigating speed as a possible factor in a crash along Anthony Henday Drive Thursday morning that sent one person to hospital.

A vehicle heading east on the Henday approaching 66 Street in northeast Edmonton left the road and struck a bridge support column, a spokesperson with the Edmonton Police Service said.

The vehicle continued on into the high-tension support wires between east and westbound lanes, police said.

EMS, police and fire crews were on scene Thursday morning, attending to the vehicle, which ended up in centre median of the ring road.

Video from the Global 1 News helicopter appeared to show the roof of the vehicle had been cut open for emergency crews to get inside.

Traffic was down to one lane heading east on the Henday, with vehicles staying in the far right lane to get through the area.

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Just before 7 a.m., traffic along eastbound Anthony Henday Drive was backed up to 97 Street.

Police said the driver of the vehicle — a man in his 30s — was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the driving pattern of the vehicle before the crash is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

Edmonton police investigate a serious collision along eastbound Anthony Henday Drive at 66 Street Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

 

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