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Witnesses sought in 2 Calgary pedestrian collisions, 1 of them fatal

Calgary police are asking for witnesses to come forward as they investigate two recent pedestrian collisions, one of which resulted in a man’s death.

Man struck earlier this month in downtown died on Sunday

A pedestrian was badly injured on Tuesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle in the intersection of 42nd Street and 17th Avenue S.E. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Calgary police are asking for witnesses to come forward as they investigate two recent pedestrian collisions, one of which resulted in a man's death.

On Tuesday night, at about 9 p.m., a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the intersection of 17th Avenue and 42nd Street S.E., police said in a release on Wednesday.

A man in his 30s was crossing the avenue in the west crosswalk when he was hit by an eastbound Toyota Prius.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition.

"At this time, investigators believe the pedestrian was crossing against the light and alcohol may have been a factor," the release said.

The driver stayed at the scene and neither alcohol, drugs nor excessive speed are believed to have been factors on his part. 

Investigators want to speak with anyone who might have witnessed the collision. Potential witnesses can call the traffic section at 403-567-4000, or the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers to provide information anonymously. 

Pedestrian hit on Jan. 13 dies from injuries

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle earlier this month has succumbed to his injuries, police say.

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, just before 7 p.m., a pedestrian was struck in the north crosswalk at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street S.W. 

The 60-year-old man was hit by a 2007 Honda Accord that had turned from eastbound Eighth Avenue onto northbound Eighth Street.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital, where his condition deteriorated, police said. He died from his injuries on Jan. 24.

The driver stayed at the scene and was not injured. Speed, alcohol and drugs are not thought to be factors in the collision. 

Charges are not pending at this time, police said.

Anyone who might have seen the collision is asked to call the traffic section at 403-567-4000, or the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers

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