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 this morning.
At 9 a.m., police responded to a car/pedestrian collision at 1690 Bell Road. A 16-year-old male pedestrian crossing Bell Road in a marked crosswalk was hit by a vehicle travelling eastbound on Bell Road. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. A 50-year-old male 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 adjust their driving habits and be mindful of possible changes in road conditions which could affect their ability to stop safely and limit visibility. 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.