Multiple vehicle collision involving police car still under investigation

Members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Traffic Response Unit continue to investigate a three-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon involving a police cruiser.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. an officer was operating an unmarked police car conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Mayor Magrath Drive and 3 Avenue South. The officer observed two vehicles southbound on Mayor Magrath Drive travelling at a high rate of speed and activated his emergency lights in order to conduct a vehicle stop. As the officer approached the intersection at 5 Avenue South a northbound car driven by a 46-year-old female turned westbound (left) across the officer’s path. The officer attempted to avoid the collision but struck the car along with a second car, occupied by a 61-year-old female and 86-year-old female, that had been stopped on 5 Avenue waiting to turn southbound (right) onto Mayor Magrath Drive. The 61-year-old woman, 86-year-old woman and officer were transported to hospital where they were treated and released. The 46-year-old woman was treated at the scene.

On April 8, 2015 police received information that injuries sustained by the 86-year-old woman were more serious than originally diagnosed and she had subsequently undergone surgery. At this time she remains in hospital.

Investigation in the matter is ongoing.


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Kristen Harding
Executive Officer
Lethbridge Regional Police Service

Duty Staff Sergeant
Lethbridge Regional Police Service