Deerfoot Trail closed in both directions at 17 Ave. due to serious crash

CALGARY — Calgary police say a traffic incident near 17 Avenue S.E. has closed the city’s busiest highway in both directions Sunday afternoon.

Officials made the announcement on social media at 4:15 p.m.

According to the city’s traffic cameras, the closure is due to a multi-vehicle incident that blocked two lanes on the highway.

CTV News has learned the incident involved a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. The patient was taken to hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition.

Traffic is being detoured past the incident, but police are requesting other drivers avoid the area if at all possible.

This is a developing story and more details are expected…

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