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Calgary police investigate serious hit and run in Forest Lawn

Calgary police said a woman, 27, was hit while walking in the area of 43 Street and 17 Avenue S.E. just before 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2022. Global News

Editors note: This story has been updated to clarify the gender and the condition of the person hit.

A pedestrian was involved in a serious hit and run Thursday evening in the community of Forest Lawn according to Calgary police.

Police said a 27-year-old woman was crossing 17 Avenue S.E. northbound when a dark-coloured sedan traveling westbound on the same road approached the intersection at 44 Street S.E. and struck the woman just before 8 p.m.

The woman was rushed to Foothills Medical Centre. Police originally told Global News she had died but later clarified that she remains in life-threatening condition in a news release sent at 10:34 a.m. Friday.

The vehicle did not stay at the scene and police are now on the hunt for a dark-coloured sedan involved in the hit and run. Police added the sedan likely has front-end damage on the passenger side and was  last seen driving westbound on 17 Avenue S.E.

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The victim was taken to Foothills Medical Centre, where she later was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the incident or has dashcam footage is asked to contact the police by calling 403-266-1234. People can also remain anonymous by using the Crime Stoppers website.

–With files from Phil Heidenreich, Global News

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