Calgary

Calgary man in life-threatening condition after 3-vehicle crash

Calgary police believe speed and alcohol were factors in a three-vehicle crash that left one driver in life-threatening condition Saturday morning.

2 other drivers treated at the scene

The intersection where a serious accident left one man in hospital in life-threatening condition. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

Calgary police believe speed and alcohol were factors in a three-vehicle crash that left one driver in life-threatening condition Saturday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m., a taxi dropped off a fare on Northmount Dr. N.W. and tried to turn around.

A Chevrolet Silverado collided with the taxi and was pushed into oncoming traffic where it crashed into a freight truck.

The driver of the Silverado, a man in his early 20s, was extricated from the vehicle by the Calgary Fire Department and taken to Foothills Hospital in critical, life-threatening condition. 

Two other drivers, both men in their early 20s, were treated for minor injuries. 

Witnesses reported a pickup truck speeding and running a red light along Northmount Dr. just moments before the crash.

Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact the traffic section at 403-567-4000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.