Police investigating 2 separate vehicle collisions in Calgary

Calgary police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred Thursday night and resulted in a pregnant woman losing her baby. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Calgary police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred Thursday night and resulted in a pregnant woman losing her baby. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that happened Thursday in southeast Calgary and resulted in a woman losing her pregnancy.

The crash occurred about 4:25 p.m. MT on Stoney Trail, near the intersection of 52nd Street S.E., according to a Calgary Police Service statement issued Friday.

A 2007 Ford truck was parked in the far-right eastbound lane of Stoney Trail and waiting for a tow truck when, according to police, a grey 2013 Volkswagen Jetta travelling eastbound on the highway struck the back of the truck.

The Jetta caught on fire, which then spread to the truck, the release said. The two occupants of the truck, men in their 40s, were not injured.

The driver of the Jetta, a pregnant woman in her 20s, lost her pregnancy following the crash. Police say speed, alcohol or drugs are not considered factors in the incident.

Another collision Friday morning

CPS is also investigating another two-vehicle collision that occurred early Friday morning in the city's northeast that resulted in serious injuries.

The crash happened at about 1:40 a.m. MT at the intersection of Métis Trail and Airport Trail N.E. According to police, a Hyundai Sonata travelling northbound on Métis Trail struck the passenger side of a Chevrolet Express van driving eastbound on Airport Trail toward the intersection.

The driver of the van, a 39-year-old man, was thrown out of the passenger side of the vehicle and onto the road. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where he still remains, according to police.

The two male occupants of the Hyundai, who are 22 and 33 years old respectively, had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Police are considering speed, traffic signal violations and alcohol as possible factors in the crash.

CPS is asking anyone with information or dashcam footage of either collision to contact police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Calgary Crime Stoppers through its website or by calling 1-800-222-8477.