A multiple-vehicle collision closed Deerfoot Trail in southeast Calgary on Friday afternoon. Calgary police called it a “serious injury collision.”
At around 3 p.m., the City of Calgary’s transportation department said the incident was on Deerfoot at 24 Street S.E., blocking the left lanes in southbound and northbound directions.
By 4 p.m., southbound Deerfoot was closed at Douglasdale Blvd/24 Street S.E., with southbound traffic appearing to back up past Barlow Trail.
At 5 p.m., the city said part of southbound Deerfoot reopened at Anderson Road S.E., but the left lane remained blocked.
The road completely reopened just after 6 p.m., according to 511 Alberta.
An Alberta Health Services EMS spokesperson confirmed one person was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.
Deerfoot is the busiest road in Alberta, with more than 180,000 vehicles per day.
More to come…