WATCH ABOVE: Police investigate a fatal crash in the northeast. The rollover killed an elderly man and shut down parts of 16th avenue for several hours. Tracy Nagai reports.
CALGARY- An elderly man was rushed to hospital in life threatening condition Saturday morning where he later died from his injuries, after a rollover in the city’s northeast.
An on-duty officer witnessed the crash around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at 16 Ave. near 52 St. NE.
Police say it suddenly lost control and rolled.
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Firefighters then use the jaws of life to free the man in his 80’s trapped in the back seat.
The driver, a man in his 50’s made it out of the vehicle with help from police and escaped with minor injuries.
A woman in her late 70’s was taken to the foothills with serious injuries.
“The vehicle was quite crumpled and given the nature of how the vehicle landed on its roof, it had to be done very, very, carefully to get him out. There was very little space to work around the way he was trapped inside the vehicle,” Stuart Brideaux from EMS said.
Down the road, westbound 16th avenue was shut down.
Investigators continue to piece together the moments before the crash and a key witness may help immensely.
“The vehicle rollover was observed by one of our patrol units as it was just in the middle of the accident,” Staff Sgt. Paul Wozney with Calgary Police said.
Paramedics began CPR on the 80-year-old man and then he was rushed into the ambulance.
His injuries left him in critical, life threatening condition. He died in hospital Saturday afternoon.
“It appears at this time, all were wearing seat belts. We did have to unclasp that to get the elderly male out of his seat. However, how the vehicle landed and what factors precipitated it the damage was substantial,” Brideaux says.
At this time, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Police say the three people in the truck are related to each other.
Police continue to investigate but said the road was a bit slippery and covered with frost.