Two critical after icy wrecks on Calgary roads

Police deal with a crash on the TransCanada Highway near the west edge of Calgary, Alta., on...

Police deal with a crash on the TransCanada Highway near the west edge of Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The rollover appeared to involved two vehicles and left one person on critical condition. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:49 PM ET

CALGARY - Two people were rushed to hospital after early morning crashes on icy roads Wednesday.

The first of the two serious collisions occurred at about 2 a.m., after an Infiniti G20 turning onto Harvest Hills Blvd. N.W. off Stoney Tr., drifted too close to the curb, causing its driver to make two sharp turns before losing control and hitting the median.

The vehicle struck a tree, causing the 20-year-old female driver, who police said was not wearing a seatbelt, to be ejected.

When crews arrived the car had come to rest on its roof in the northbound lane of Harvest Hills Blvd.

EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux said the woman suffered life threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital.

Police say alcohol, speed and driver error are all being investigated as possible factors.

Later, at about 8:30 a.m., a minivan driving west on the Trans-Canada Hwy. near Calgary’s east city limits lost control and wound up on the opposite side of the freeway.


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