Halifax Regional Police is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Dartmouth.
At 10:49 a.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Burnside Drive and Ronald Smith Avenue. A 24-year-old woman was crossing Burnside Drive in a marked crosswalk when she was hit by a pickup truck travelling south on Burnside Drive. The pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. The weather was clear at the time of the collision.
The 39-year-old male driver 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.