Calgary police say man fled on foot following early morning multi-vehicle collision

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Calgary police responded to a three-vehicle crash on 16th Avenue N.E. early Friday morning. Four people were sent to hospital.   (Rebecca Kelly/CBC - image credit)
Calgary police responded to a three-vehicle crash on 16th Avenue N.E. early Friday morning. Four people were sent to hospital. (Rebecca Kelly/CBC - image credit)

Calgary police say they're looking for the driver of a grey Dodge Charger who was involved in a three-vehicle crash that sent four people to hospital Friday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m. Friday, emergency crews responded to the collision near the intersection of 16th Avenue and Edmonton trail N.E., according to EMS.

Two men in their 20s were taken to Foothills Medical Centre in serious, life-threatening condition, EMS's Stuart Brideau told CBC News.

A woman in her 20s was transported to Foothills in serious but stable condition, EMS said. Another woman in her 30s is in stable condition at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

According to EMS, Jaws of Life were needed to remove the roof of one of the vehicles to extract someone inside. Each car suffered extensive damage.

In an updated media release, Calgary police said witnesses reported a grey Dodge Charger driving east along 16 Avenue at a high rate of speed before it ran through a red light and collided with a black Dodge Charger and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee.

After the collision, the driver of the grey Dodge Charger fled the scene on foot, police said.

The collision is being investigated as a hit and run, police said. They describe the suspect as male, approximately five foot ten inches to six feet tall with a slim build and possibly wearing a grey jacket and dark pants.

The intersection of 16th Avenue and Edmonton Trail N.E. was closed for several hours Friday morning as police continued to investigate the crash. As of about 11:30 a.m., roads were reopened for traffic.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or the behaviour of the driver of the grey Dodge Charger prior to the collision, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Anyone with dashcam footage of the collision is also asked to contact police.