News release youth traffic tragedy – Statement from the City Manager

Statement from the City Manager

Pedestrian Fatality on June 8 in St. Albert

On behalf of the City of St. Albert, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and schoolmates of the young teen who passed away after a cyclist/vehicle collision in St. Albert on June 8.

The City is devastated by this tragic loss. Support services have been extended to those who attend the school of the teen; first responders and City staff; and support and resource information will be available to community stakeholder groups throughout the weekend.

The City awaits the findings of the RCMP investigation. As per the Mayor’s request, Administration will conduct a complete review of the incident. The City will examine and assess roadway engineering, pedestrian, cyclist and motorist education in schools and for the public, as well as enforcement. Best practices that enhance pedestrian/cyclist safety will also be reviewed. The City will determine specific actions in the coming weeks once the RCMP investigation is completed.

If you need to talk or know someone who needs help, please reach out to one of these community contacts:

  • Distress Line – 780-482-HELP (4357)
  • Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868
  • 24hr Mental Health Help Line – 1-877-303-2642
  • St. Albert Victim Services – 780-458-4353

Information on how to talk with your children and youth regarding tragedy is available on the City website by searching Community and Social Development.

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NOTICE – This communication is intended only for the addressee and may contain information that is confidential, protected or legally privileged. If you are not the addressee, any use, distribution, or copying of this communication or the information contained in it is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by telephone and then destroy or delete this communication, or return it by mail as the sender requests.

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