Three people have been sent to hospital after a motor vehicle collision just east of Calgary city limits Saturday evening, paramedics said in a release.

EMS responded just before 7 p.m. to the intersection of 17th Avenue S.E. (Chestermere Blvd.) and 116th Street N.E. (Range Rd. 284) to a crash involving a sedan and a sport utility vehicle, both badly damaged.

A woman in her 40s had to be extricated from the SUV and suffered soft tissue injuries and possibly internal damage as well.

A man in his 40s, also in the SUV, suffered minor injuries while a man in the sedan, in his 30s, had a serious leg injury.

All were taken to Foothills Medical Centre by ambulance in non-life-threatening condition.

Late Saturday evening traffic was still affected, EMS said.