Halifax Regional Police is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this afternoon in Dartmouth.
At 3:04 p.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Norm Newman and Baker Drives. A woman in her forties crossing Baker Drive in a marked crosswalk was hit by a car turning left from Norm Newman Drive onto Baker Drive. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS.
A 54-year-old woman was issued a summary offence ticket under section 125(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. 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.