Halifax Regional Police is urging motorists to slow down and pedestrians to pay extra attention to their surroundings following two car/pedestrian collisions in HRM today.
At 8:42 a.m., police responded to a car/pedestrian collision at the end of the Barrington Street ramp leading to the Macdonald Bridge. A 67-year-old woman who had crossed the bridge on foot was hit by a vehicle on the Barrington Street ramp heading to the bridge. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. A 74-year-old male driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian on green or flashing green light.
At 2:54 p.m., police responded to a car/pedestrian collision in the parking lot of the Tacoma Drive Sobeys in Dartmouth. An 86-year-old woman exiting the store was hit by a car travelling in the parking lot. She was transported to hospital by EHS with serious leg injuries. This collision remains under investigation.
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 and unmarked crosswalks.