At approximately 9 p.m., a 19-year-old man was crossing through the crosswalk at the intersection of Pleasant and Carleton Street in Dartmouth when he was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on Pleasant Street. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately after the collision. EHS was on scene quickly and the pedestrian was taken to the hospital with injuries that are considered to be life threatening. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, wasn't injured. The Halifax Regional Police Accident Investigation Team, as well as the Forensic Identification Section, were called to the scene to conduct the investigation. At this time, no charges have been laid and the matter is still under investigation.
Update - September 25, 2012 (1:36 p.m.)
The driver has been issued a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a cross walk. The investigation is ongoing.
Update - September 30, 2012 (2:16 p.m.)
Halifax Regional Police regrets to report that the 19-year-old pedestrian has passed away as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. At this time the investigation is continuing.