Calgary police: Child in stable condition after being hit by vehicle in NE
Posted Dec 6, 2023 02:40:36 PM.
Last Updated Dec 8, 2023 09:50:27 AM.
Calgary police say an investigation continues into the collision of a bus and vehicle that left a woman and child injured Wednesday.
Around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, officers were called to 36 Street and Whitehorn Drive NE for reports of a collision.
Investigators say a 2002 Nissan Altima driven by a man in his 20s was stopped against the south curb of Whitehorn Drive, facing east, just before the bus stop, to let a passenger out of the car.
At the same time, a Calgary Transit bus, driven by a man in his 60s, was turning eastbound onto Whitehorn Drive NE, from southbound 36 Street NE.
Police say as the bus passed the Nissan and began to pull into the bus stop, the Nissan started to pull away from the curb.
The car and bus collided, and the Nissan went over the curb, going through the bus stop and hitting a bench.
Investigators say the Nissan continued onto the sidewalk and hit a 68-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl, who was in a stroller.
The stroller and the toddler went under the car before it stopped on the front lawn of a house nearby.
Police say passengers on the buss and other pedestrians lifted the car off of the stroller to get the girl out.
She was taken to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition, and though she is still in hospital, is in stable condition as of Thursday.
The woman was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Investigators say the driver of the Nissan wasn’t hurt and stayed at the scene,
No passengers of the bus were hurt either.
Police say the place where the car was stopped and the fact the driver only had a Learner’s License are factors in the accident.
Anyone with dashcam footage of the incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or tip anonymously through CrimeStoppers.