Taxi passenger dies in morning collision
A taxi customer died Wednesday morning after the cab she was riding in collided with an SUV in southwest Edmonton.
The crash occurred just before 9:30 a.m. at Windermere Boulevard and Terwillegar Drive.
The cab was travelling south on Windermere when it collided in the intersection with the SUV that was travelling east on Terwillegar.
The passenger, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The taxi driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police said.
The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
There was another collision in the area in December, according to Edmonton police Sgt. Brad Manz, although Manz said he did not consider it a particularly crash-prone strip of roadway.
"The area is still under construction as you can see with many barricades," Manz said. "But eventually, until such time as an overpass is erected here, perhaps traffic lights will be in order once the area builds up a little more."
The woman's death is Edmonton's first traffic fatality of 2009, police said.
- The intersection at Windermere Road and Terwillegar Drive is controlled by two-way stop signs, according to information provided by the City of Edmonton on Thursday. An earlier version of the story, based on information provided by Edmonton police on Wednesday, erroneously indicated there was a four-way stop at the intersection.Jan 28, 2009 11:30 PM MT