Halifax Regional Police have laid a charge in relation to a collision that seriously injured two pedestrians in Halifax last December.
On December 11, 2013 at 2 p.m., a 37-year-old woman and a 44-year-old woman waiting to cross the road at the intersection of North Street and Agricola Street were seriously injured following a collision at the intersection. The women were on the sidewalk at the time and one of the two vehicles involved in the collision hit them after the initial impact. The women were transported to hospital by EHS for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed that a 19-year-old woman driving a car eastbound on North Street failed to stop at the red light at the intersection with Agricola Street. She collided with a car, travelling southbound on Agricola Street, driven by a 54-year-old man. Her car spun out of control after the collision and hit both women who were on the sidewalk. Neither driver was injured.
Earlier reports mentioned that a white SUV was involved in the collision and fled the scene. The driver of the SUV came forward to police and the investigation revealed that, although the SUV was in the area at the time of the collision, there is no evidence to suggest that it was involved in the collision.
The 19-year-old woman was issued a summary offence ticket under section 93(2)(e) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to stop at a red light. This ticket carries a fine of $169.91 and two points on a driver’s license upon conviction.