Halifax Regional Police is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Halifax.
At 10:08 a.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision in the 0-100 block of Susie Lake Crescent. A 74-year-old woman crossing Susie Lake Crescent in an unmarked crosswalk was hit by a car turning right while exiting a parking lot. She suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS.
The 74-year-old male driver was issued a summary offence ticket under section 125(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk on roadway divided by a median. This ticket carries a fine of $693.95 and four points on a driver’s license upon conviction.
Road safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists are reminded to slow down, pay attention and adjust their driving for the conditions. There is a crosswalk at every intersection, whether it is marked or not, and drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.