Two people were taken to hospital and a busy intersection was closed after a serious two-vehicle collision in southwest Calgary on Wednesday morning.
EMS was dispatched around 6:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a crash in the intersection of Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road S.W.
One adult was taken by ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre in critical life-threatening condition, EMS spokesperson Helene Hamilton told CBC News.
Calgary police said they had been trapped inside their vehicle.
A second person, whose age could not be confirmed, was also taken to hospital in stable non-life threatening condition, Hamilton said.
North bound Sarcee Trail is open. South Bound Sarcee will remain closed at Richmond Road. East and West Bound lanes of Richmond Road at Sarcee Trail are closed.
Calgary police initially tweeted that the entire intersection was being shut down, but said at 7:15 a.m. that northbound Sarcee Trail had reopened.
Southbound Sarcee Trail would remain closed at Richmond Road, police said, along with the east and westbound lanes of Richmond Road.
Police Staff Sgt. Darren Smith told CBC News around 8:15 a.m. that drivers should expect delays and find alternate routes if possible.
“At this point we’re asking motorists to avoid the area, because roads are shutdown and will be for the foreseeable future,” Smith said.