By Lethbridge Herald on April 8, 2015.
Members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service Traffic Response Unit continue to investigate a three-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon, which involved a police cruiser.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., an officer was operating an unmarked police car, conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Mayor Magrath Drive and 3rd Avenue South. The officer observed two vehicles southbound on Mayor Magrath Drive travelling at a high rate of speed and activated his emergency lights in order to conduct a vehicle stop.
According to the police, as the officer approached the intersection at 5th Avenue South, a northbound car driven by a 46-year-old woman turned westbound (left) across the officer’s path. The officer attempted to avoid the collision but struck the car along with a second car, occupied by a 61-year-old woman and 86-year-old woman, that had been stopped on 5th Avenue waiting to turn southbound (right) onto Mayor Magrath Drive.
The 61-year-old woman, 86-year-old woman and officer were transported to hospital, where they were treated and released. The 46-year-old woman was treated at the scene.
Wednesday, police received information the injuries sustained by the 86-year-old woman were more serious than originally diagnosed, and she had subsequently undergone surgery. At this time, she remains in hospital, according to police, who added investigation into the matter is ongoing.
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