Calgary Police have been able to determine fairly early in their investigation that the driver in a collision with a pedestrian this morning was likely not at fault.
Just after 6 o’clock Thursday, a 30 year old man running to catch a bus in Tuscany was struck by a car at Tuscany Way and Tuscany Ridge Heights N.W.
Sgt. Joerg Gottschling tells Global News the man ran out into the road and the driver of the car simple didn’t have time to stop.
“The pedestrian was sprinting across the road from the west to the east side assumably to catch that bus. Another gentleman in his 30s driving a Hyundai was northbound on Tuscany Way making his way past the bus, when the pedestrian ran into the path of the car. Even though the pedestrian was at or near a marked crosswalk, the onus still lies with the pedestrian to give the motorist the opportunity to see him and stop for him.”
The condition of the man was initially listed as serious when he was taken to Foothills Hospital but police say his condition has since been upgraded and he will make a full recovery.