Halifax Regional Police is urging motorists to slow down and pay extra attention to their surroundings following two separate car/pedestrian collisions this morning.
At 6:43 a.m., police responded to a collision at the intersection of Summer Street and Spring Garden Road in Halifax. A 54-year-old female pedestrian was hit in a marked crosswalk by a Metro Transit bus travelling from Spring Garden Road to Summer Street. She suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EHS. The matter is under investigation.
At 7:56 a.m., police responded to another collision at the intersection of Hawthorne Street and Portland Street in Dartmouth. A 19-year-old female pedestrian was hit in a marked crosswalk by a vehicle travelling eastbound on Portland Street. She suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS for treatment. This matter is also still under investigation.
Currently, there is heavy rainfall over most of HRM which reduces visibility. Police remind motorists to adjust their driving habits and be mindful of the possible change in road conditions throughout the day and into the afternoon commute. 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.