Calgary

Man dies after falling while trying to ride on outside of limo

A man who was badly injured Sunday night when he attempted to ride on the outside of a limousine in Calgary’s Beltline died in hospital on Monday, police say.

He was seriously injured on Sunday night in the Beltline

The man is believed to have fallen after trying to stand on the running board and hold onto the outside of the moving limousine. (Terri Trembath/CBC)

A man who was badly injured Sunday night when he attempted to ride on the outside of a limousine in Calgary's Beltline died in hospital on Monday, police say. 

Police were called to the 1200 block of 11th Avenue S.W. at about 7:30 p.m Sunday for reports of a seriously injured man.

Paramedics transported the man to hospital in stable but serious condition.

Police said in a release that it's believed the man had been a passenger in the limousine and had gotten out and tried to stand on the running board and hold onto the outside of the limousine while it was moving.

The limousine went a short distance along 11th Avenue before the man fell off near the intersection with 12th Street, police said.

A witness captured this photo of police on scene at 11th Avenue and 12th Street S.W. in Calgary on Sunday evening. (bazzkennedy85/Twitter)

It's not believed that speed, alcohol and drugs on the part of the limousine driver were factors.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 citing case #20069315.

With files from Sarah Rieger

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