Police have a suspect in custody in connection with a near fatal hit and run early Sunday morning in northwest Calgary.
A 40-year-old woman was standing beside a truck at the time at 73rd Street and 46th Avenue just before 4 a.m. MT, said Duty Insp. Paul Stacey.
"While she was standing beside the truck a car came along and sideswiped not only a truck but it also squished her between that vehicle and her truck. The offending vehicle fled the scene without stopping," said Stacey.
Police later found a dark sedan matching the description parked in an alley behind a house a few blocks from the scene and arrested the 21-year-old owner of the car.
Constable Mark Binsted said they were able to track down the car after getting witness descriptions, and using evidence left at the scene.
"There was also some vehicle parts left at the scene and we were able to determine its a GM vehicle. Witness stated it was a dark coloured sedan, there was obviously a missing driver's side mirror and we expected fresh damage on the drivers side," said Binsted.
The woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, but has since undergone surgery. She's in stable condition.
"She suffered a lower leg injury, as well as a fractured pelvis and a lung injury," said Binsted.
Investigators are waiting for a search warrant to collect evidence from the car.