Calgary police are investigating two serious vehicle collisions, including one that resulted in the death of an unborn child.
A 2007 Ford truck was pulled over on the right side of Stoney Trail SE near the intersection of 52 Street SE and waiting for a tow truck around 4:25 p.m. Thursday. At the same time, a Volkswagen Jetta was eastbound on Stony Trail when the driver rear-ended the Ford, a CPS news release issued Friday night said.
The Volkswagen caught fire which then spread to the truck. Two men in their 40s who were in the Ford truck were not injured in the crash. A pregnant woman in her 20s who was driving the Volkswagen lost her child.
Police do not believe speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.
Meanwhile, police are continuing to investigate a collision that happened at the intersection at around 1.40am Métis Trail and Airport Trail NE Friday morning.
CPS said a Chevrolet Express van was being driven eastbound toward the intersection by a 39-year-old man on Airport Trail when it was struck by a Hyundai Sonata. Police said a 22-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were in the Sonata when it struck the passenger side of the pickup, causing the man driving the Chevrolet Express to be ejected from the vehicle and onto the was hurled on the road. The Sonata ended up on the shoulder of Metis Trail.
The driver of the van sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains.
Police said alcohol and speed and ignoring traffic signals are all believed to be factors in the crash.