Teen dies in hospital after head-on collision in northeast Calgary

Calgary police said a 17-year-old has passed away Friday after injuries suffered in a head-on collision that sent four others to hospital Thursday night.

Emergency crews were called to the area of 16 Avenue and 19 Street N.E. shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Police said a speeding vehicle lost control and struck another vehicle, sending debris flying across the road.

Three males, all believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, were taken to Foothills Medical Centre with critical, life-threatening injuries Thursday night, according to Alberta Health Services. Paramedics said all three men were thrown from the vehicle they were in.

Two people from the other vehicle – a man and woman, both believed to be in their 20s or 30s – were taken to Rockyview General Hospital with minor injuries.

Acting Staff Sgt. Travis Juska said police have seen a variety of collisions at the intersection.

He called the crash a “stark reminder that people need to slow down when they’re driving.”

Police respond to a two-vehicle collision in the area of 16 Avenue and 19 Street N.E. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Global News

With a file from Global’s Kim Smith

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