Police believe alcohol and speed were factors in fatal Cedarbrae crash
The mangled remains of a motorcycle following a fatal crash in the community of Cedarbrae
Published Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:46PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:41AM MDT
A Saturday afternoon crash in the southwest has claimed the life of one person and sent two others to hospital.
The crash occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Oakfield Dr. and 26 St. S.W.
According to police a motorcycle was travelling westbound on Oakfield Dr. when a Ford Taurus heading south on 26 St. failed to yield to the bike. The Taurus collided into the side of the motorcycle, sending both of the motorcycle riders off the bike and flying through the air for a distance of approximately 15 metres.
Following the collision, the Taurus continued along a sidewalk for a distance of 30 metres before colliding with a tree.
The passenger on the motorcycle, a 53-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on scene. The motorcycle operator, a 44-year-old man, suffered life threatening injuries and he was transported to hospital by EMS.
The driver of the Taurus is receiving medical attention in hospital. According to EMS, her condition is being described as serious.
A section of Oakfield Dr. has been closed to traffic and is expected to remain closed for several hours.
Police believe speed and alcohol contributed to the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Unit at 403-567-4000.