Halifax Regional Police is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this afternoon in Halifax.
At 1:20 p.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Agricola and Cunard Streets. A 61-year-old woman was crossing Agricola Street in a marked crosswalk at the exit of the roundabout. A car exiting the roundabout was stopped to allow the pedestrian to cross safely when it was rear-ended by a cargo van. The impact moved the car forward and hit the pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS.
A 35-year-old man driving the cargo van was issued a summary offence ticket under section 117(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act for following too closely. This ticket carries a fine of $233.95 and two 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.