Section of Ninth Avenue reopens in downtown Calgary after man suffers traumatic head injury

CALGARY — A suspected collision involving a pedestrian in the downtown core prompted the closure of a section of Ninth Avenue S.E. between First Street and Macleod Trail.

According to police officials, crews responded to the area shortly after 7 a.m. following reports of a medical emergency.

EMS officials confirm a man was transported by ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre in critical condition with traumatic head injuries.

Police say it’s believed the man was hit by a vehicle but they have not indicated whether the incident is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., City of Calgary Transportation confirmed the road had reopened to traffic save for the northernmost lane.


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