A broken bumper of the SUV can be seen under a tarp. ((Rick Donkers/CBC))

A woman is dead and two people have serious injuries after an SUV plowed into a group of people walking on a sidewalk in southwest Calgary Wednesday evening.

A group of family and friends were out for a walk on Bridleridge Way S.W. near Bridlewood Road when a southbound silver SUV jumped the curb and hit them at about 8:20 p.m., said police Thursday. The vehicle then fled the scene.

A 42-year-old woman died of her injuries at the scene, said Calgary Emergency Medical Services.

A 30-year-old woman was taken to Foothills Hospital in serious condition with arm, leg and abdominal injuries, while a 15-year-old boy, who was in a wheelchair, was admitted to the Alberta Children's Hospital with serious head and leg injuries.

Paramedics also treated an eight-year-old girl, but she did not need hospitalization.


Investigators remove an SUV suspected of being involved in a fatal hit and run. ((Rick Donkers/CBC))

Police said witnesses kept track of a 2003 silver Dodge Durango until a police helicopter located the vehicle and directed officers on the ground to a home on Bridleridge Circle S.W.

A suspect was taken into custody, said police. The investigation is continuing but they believe alcohol was a factor in the collision. No charges have yet been laid.

In a separate accident, a pickup truck going south on Macleod Trail South struck a light standard on the median at 86th Avenue early Thursday morning, killing one of two people in the vehicle, said police. The second person was taken to hospital.

Macleod Trail was closed for several hours for the police investigation.