Halifax Regional Police is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Dartmouth.
At 10:53 a.m., officers responded to the MicMac mall parking lot for a car/pedestrian collision. A 55-year-old man who was crossing a lane in the parking lot in a marked crosswalk was hit by a vehicle. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. A 29-year-old Dartmouth woman was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Summary offence tickets issued under section 125(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk carry a fine of $693.95 and four points on your 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.