A woman in her 20s was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition on Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle in northwest Calgary. mIt happened in the area of Sherwood Blvd. N.W. and Sherwood Point N.W. at around 6:30 a.m.
“A 24-year-old female was walking her dog and crossing the street on Sherwood Blvd., and she was struck by a Honda CRV,” Sgt. Daran Wood said.
EMS transported the victim to the Foothills Medical Centre with internal injuries.
Eric Gyamfi, who lives in the area, was one of the first people at the scene.
“I waited a couple of minutes and I put my jacket on her until the ambulance came,” Gyamfi said. “It was terrible.”
Police cordoned off the area while they investigated.
The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old woman remained on scene.
“Ultimately, we’re still trying to figure out what happened,” Wood said.
It’s unknown if speed was a factor in the collision, but police confirmed alcohol was not involved.
Residents living in the northwest community said they are frustrated and fed up and want to see changes to what they call a dangerous road.
The speed limit is 50 km/h along Sherwood Boulevard.
“I would never let my kid on Sherwood Boulevard because people don’t care,” Sonia Kalra, an area resident, said. “I’ve seen people going 80 km/h, 90 km/h or even faster.”
Some residents are calling for a marked crosswalk in the area where the woman was struck.
“When you’re trying to cross this road here, it’s impossible,” Gyamfi said.
“We’ve lived here for five years and this park has been here longer. Why isn’t there a crosswalk here?” Kalra said.
The city said there are no immediate plans to add a crosswalk to the area as a recent traffic study showed it wasn’t warranted.
The victim’s dog was uninjured.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000.