Teenage cyclist taken to hospital
A hit-and-run driver was arrested at his home after running down a teenage cyclist in S.E. Calgary Saturday afternoon. The 13-year old girl was taken to Alberta Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Around 2 p.m. the cyclist was struck by a white GMC pick up truck at the intersection of Mt. McKenzie Dr. and Mt. Aberdeen Close S.E. when she crossed into the path of the vehicle, which turned from westbound Mt. Aberdeen Close onto northbound Mt. McKenzie Dr.
The operator of the truck failed to stop or return to the scene and fled northbound on Mt. McKenzie Dr. A witness noted the truck’s licence number and called the police.
Police later found the truck, which had sustained front end damage, at a nearby home and arrested the driver.
The Calgary Police Service Traffic section is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section on 403-567-4000, or Crimestoppers.