Halifax Regional Police is urging motorists to slow down and pedestrians to pay extra attention to their surroundings following a car/pedestrian collision in Halifax today.
At 1:43 p.m., police responded to a car/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Almon and Robie Streets. A 73-year-old woman crossing Almon Street in a marked crosswalk was hit by a vehicle turning from Robie Street onto Almon Street. She suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. A 62-year-old female driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Police remind motorists and pedestrians that road safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists are reminded to pay attention to the road and drive defensively. Be particularly mindful at crosswalks and keep a watchful eye for pedestrians. Pedestrians are reminded to make eye contact with drivers and wait until vehicles come to a complete stop before attempting to cross the road at marked crosswalks.