Edmonton Journal

Impaired driving charges laid after collision in Mill Woods leaves man, 6-year-old boy injured


A 39-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after a Sunday evening collision at a Mill Woods intersecti­on, Edmonton police say.

At around 9:45 p.m., city officers were called to the scene of a collision near 66 Street and 34 Avenue involving a 2013 GMC Sierra truck and a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, police said in a news release. It was reported to police that the truck was driving north on 66 Street when it passed through a red light and struck the westbound Malibu at 34 Avenue.

A 21-year-old man was extracted from the Malibu by Edmonton Fire Rescue Services crews. Paramedics treated the man on scene and took him to hospital with serious, non-life-threatenin­g injuries.

The driver of the truck did not report any injuries, however, a six-year-old boy travelling inside the truck was treated for a non-life-threatenin­g injury. The boy, who was identified by police as a family member of the driver, was transferre­d to the care of another guardian, police said.

The police's major collision investigat­ions section has since taken over the investigat­ion and determined alcohol to be a factor.

The 39-year-old man, who police did not identify, is charged with dangerous operation causing bodily harm, impaired operation over 80 milligrams, impaired operation causing bodily harm, and causing a child to be in need of protective services.

Investigat­ors are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the collision to contact police at 780-4234567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or online at p3tips.com/250.

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