Senior killed in collision
Foothills: Calgary man wasn't wearing seatbelt
By: Don Patterson
| Posted: Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 06:00 am
A Calgary senior has died after he drove into the path of a pick-up truck west of Okotoks on Saturday.
At 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 28, a Ford pickup truck was travelling eastbound on Highway 7 when a Volvo attempted to turn left onto the highway at Fifth Street West, also known as Sundance Trail, and drove into the truck’s path. The truck impacted the Volvo directly on the side.
“He wasn’t able to stop in time,” said Okotoks RCMP Sgt. Donna Rorison of the driver of the truck.
The driver of the Volvo was thrown from the car upon impact. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and he later died in hospital as a result of his injuries.
The deceased is identified as Manuel Ferreira, 88, of Calgary.
The 67-year-old passenger in the Volvo is still in hospital in Calgary with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision.
Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the incident.
Teen injured in collision
RCMP are also investigating a suspected case of impaired driving that sent a teen to hospital.
Just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 27, police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 32 Street and Milligan Drive.
A 16-year-old female was trapped in one vehicle and was transported to hospital.
The driver and passenger who were in the vehicle with the injured teen fled the scene and ran into nearby bushes.
“We have since identified the driver, the two men,” said Rorison.
Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors in the collision. The incident is under investigation and charges are pending.
The collision forced the closure of the road for more than an hour that evening as police waited for a collision analyst to arrive at the scene.