Police issue warning after 3 pedestrians hit on Calgary roads
Man injured in another overnight hit-and-run crash after 2 fatal incidents Wednesday
Calgary police say pedestrians need to be extra vigilant on busy roads after three pedestrians were hit by vehicles in the city over the last two days.
"The light turns green, what do they do? They step off the curb and away they go," said Const. Jim Lebedeff. "They don't look left, they don't look right anymore. They've got the buds in their ears. They're texting while they're walking."
Police say it's also getting dark sooner as winter approaches so it will be tougher for drivers to spot pedestrians.
The second hit-and-run incident on Calgary streets in as many days left a man in hospital in stable condition.
The latest crash happened just before 2 a.m. MT Thursday at the intersection of 40th Street and Richmond Road S.W.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
Police are looking for a pickup truck with a grey cab.
There were three fatal hit-and-run cases last year in the city, but police say they have already investigated four so far in 2013.
Two pedestrians were also killed in separate incidents on Wednesday.
Police charged a woman in connection with a fatal hit and run that left a 26-year-old man dead in Forest Lawn early Wednesday morning.
A man was also struck by a vehicle that morning in southeast Calgary as he tried to cross Douglasdale Boulevard and Douglas Woods Way S.E. He later died from his injuries.