Deerfoot Trail in Calgary closed following multi-vehicle crash

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Serious crash on Deerfoot sends one man to hospital
WATCH: A man is in hospital in life-threatening condition following a crash on Deerfoot Trail Friday afternoon. Ina Sidhu has the latest – Jan 13, 2023

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.

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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…

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