Halifax Regional Police is urging motorists to slow down and pedestrians to pay extra attention to their surroundings following a car/pedestrian collision in Dartmouth this morning.
At 11:11 a.m., police responded to a car/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Boland Road and Wyse Road. A 33-year-old male pedestrian crossing Wyse Road in a marked crosswalk with his five-year-old daughter was hit by a vehicle turning from Boland Road to Wyse Road. The man suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EHS, the child was not hit by the vehicle. An 84-year-old male driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Road safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists are reminded to slow down, pay attention and adjust your driving for the conditions. Pedestrians are reminded to make eye contact with drivers and wait until vehicles come to a complete stop before attempting to cross the road. There is a crosswalk at every intersection, whether it is marked or not, and drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.