Alcohol a factor in crash that killed pedestrian Tuesday night

Mar 6 2019, 11:24 pm

A collision led to the death of a man in Calgary on Tuesday night.

The man had been walking across MacLeod Trail at Southland Drive when he was struck by a car at around 10 pm, according to a release from the Calgary Police Service.

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He was hit by a 2018 Cadillac XTS near the south side of the intersection. Police state that an elderly man had been operating the vehicle, and that neither excessive speed or alcohol were considered factors on the part of the driver, though they believe alcohol to have been a factor on the part of the pedestrian.

Police also noted that it was unclear whether the pedestrian had been in the crosswalk at the time of the collision, and that it appeared that the man had been crossing against the pedestrian signals.

Police and Emergency Medical Services were called, though the man eventually succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Cadillac driver was not injured in the incident.

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