2 pedestrians sustain serious injuries in southwest Edmonton collision

Edmonton police investigate a southwest collision that left two cyclists with serious injuries, Sunday, June 6, 2021. Global News

Edmonton police said two pedestrians were sent to hospital in serious, non-life-threatening condition after being struck by a vehicle on the southwest end of the city Sunday afternoon.

Police said officers responded to the incident at about 4 p.m. near Wheeler Place and Whiston Road, where they found two people on the ground at the side of the road beside their bicycles.

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It was reported to police that the pair had got off their bicycles and were speaking with two other cyclists when a Range Rover driven by a 42-year-old man made a turn and struck the two individuals.

Police said a 59-year-old woman and 56-year-old man were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

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Charges are pending against the driver but speed and impairment were not factors in the collision, police said.

The major collision investigation section has taken over the investigation.

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