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ASIRT investigates a car accident in the Calgary community center

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The Alberta Police Guard is investigating after a car allegedly carrying stolen goods crashed into a community hall in northeast Calgary.

Calgary police officers received a call about suspicious activity in a house in the Tuxedo Park community on the 200 block on 29th Avenue NE. The caller reported that two men had allegedly loaded stolen property into a black convertible.

When the police arrived, a suspect got into a car and sped away. The police tried unsuccessfully to overtake the car.

Shortly thereafter, the suspect fell into the Tuxedo Park Community Association hall about a block away, causing what police called “major structural damage.”

The suspect was taken to hospital in critical condition, where his status was later upgraded to serious but stable.

Although police did not use force in the incident, they claim to have brought the case to provincial officials because of the severity of the suspect’s injuries. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was then directed to investigate the crash.

No one was injured in the incident.

Calgary police are investigating after a car crashed into the Tuxedo Community Association hall on 2nd Street and 29th Avenue NE Tuesday. Photo by Darren Makowichuk / Postmedia

“Excessive speed and disregard for the safety of others by the driver of this vehicle could have resulted in serious injury to the public,” said Supt, the Calgary Police Department’s operational support division. Ryan Ayliffe in a police clearance.

“The investigation into the activities that resulted in the suspects leaving the scene is ongoing by CPS and we recognize the importance of ASIRT’s role in assessing the actions of our officers.”

jherring@postmedia.com
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