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Police suspect street racing caused crash
Published Monday, November 19, 2012 6:18AM MST
Last Updated Monday, November 19, 2012 10:06AM MST
A man has been upgraded but is still in serious condition in hospital after he was involved in a crash on Deerfoot Trail early Monday morning.
Emergency crews responded to a single vehicle crash southbound on Deerfoot Trail at about 2:15 a.m. on Monday.
According to initial investigations, the driver lost control at what was believed to be a high rate of speed.
He was ejected from the vehicle when the car rolled several times and crashed into a light standard in the centre median.
Units with the CPS Traffic Unit are investigating, but suspect that alcohol and speed played a factor in the crash.
He is currently in hospital suffering from serious injuries.
"The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle was transported to Foothills Hospital initially with life-threatening injuries. He's since been upgraded to serious," said Sgt. Joerg Gottschling of the CPS.
Gottschling also said that the man has two broken legs and a large number of internal injuries, but he is expected to survive.
Police say that witnesses spotted the vehicle, a 2004 Porsche Cayenne, racing with another car at speed well in excess of 100 km/h.
The two vehicles crossed over Anderson Rd., the Cayenne lost control and slid sideways off the street, rolling several times before hitting the post.
Anyone with information about the second vehicle, or this collision, is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at:
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