Man on mobility scooter hit by truck in northeast Calgary intersection
Police say a man on a mobility scooter has life-altering injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in a northeast Calgary intersection on Wednesday evening.
It happened at 34th Street and 20th Avenue N.E., just south of Sunridge Mall, just before 6 p.m.
Police believed the victim, a 54-year-old man, was using his mobility scooter to cross 20 Avenue in the marked crosswalk when he was hit by a black 2002 Dodge Dakota truck as it turned left from 34 Street.
The man on the scooter was taken to hospital with serious, life-altering injuries.
The driver of the Dodge Dakota, a 23-year-old man, was not injured and remained on scene.
In the aftermath of the crash, the smashed-up scooter sat in a crosswalk, tipped over in front of a pickup truck.
The basket from the scooter was on the ground and a bag of popcorn was strewn about.
Speed, alcohol, and drugs are not considered to be factors in the collision, police said.
Anyone who witnessed or has cellphone or dash-cam video of the incident is asked to contact police directly or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.