2 in critical condition after car crashes through fence, strikes trees along Centre St N

CALGARY — Two men in their 20s are in critical, life-threatening condition after a crash early Friday morning. 

Emergency crews responded just after 3:30 a.m. to the intersection of Centre Street North and 32nd Avenue.

Police say the vehicle was travelling southbound on Centre Street when it narrowly a Jeep parked on the street. 

The car then climbed the curb at an excessive amount of speed as it hit a light standard, rammed through a fence and hit two more trees in the front yard of a home. It flipped before coming to a rest near the intersection. 

The vehicle caught fire and both men inside needed to be extracted from the vehicle by firefighters. Paramedics transported both victims to the Foothills Medical Centre. 

Members of the CPS traffic unit, including collision reconstruction investigators,  are attempting to piece together the cause of the crash. Officers are retracing the tracks of the vehicle, speaking with witnesses and gathering surveillance footage from a nearby apartment building. 

As of 6 a.m., Centre Street N remains closed in both direction from 31 Avenue to 32 Avenue. An estimated time for the reopening of the road has not been released.

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