Lethbridge regional police have charged a 17-year-old male in connection with a serious injury collision that resulted during a street race in a residential neighbourhood last month.
On Nov. 24 at approximately 3 a.m., an 18-year-old male was operating a truck eastbound along the 100 block of Fairmont Boulevard when he lost control, struck a parked vehicle, light pole and multiple curbside utility boxes before the truck rolled onto its roof and came to rest in the front yard of a residence along Fairmont Link South.
The 18-year-old sustained serious, life-threatening injuries, and was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital then transferred to Calgary Foothills Hospital, where he currently remains.
Further investigation by the Traffic Response Unit determined the truck was travelling at more than double the residential speed limit and had been racing a second vehicle operated by a 17-year-old male at the time of the collision. Alcohol is also believed to be a factor in the crash.
On Wednesday, the 17-year-old male was located and arrested without incident.
The 17-year-old male, who cannot be identified, is charged with one count each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm while street racing and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. He has been released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in youth court Dec. 19.