Halifax Regional Police is investigating three vehicle/pedestrian collisions that occurred this week in HRM.
On June 3, at 3:06 p.m., a 49-year-old female crossing guard was struck by a car while directing traffic in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Albro Lake Road and Catherine Street in Dartmouth. The crossing guard and several children who were starting to cross the intersection at the time of the collision were not injured. The 61-year-old female driver was issued a summary offence ticket under section 125A(4) of the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to obey a crossing guard directing children in a crosswalk. This ticket carries a fine of $693.95 and six points on a driver’s license upon conviction.
Yesterday, at 1:39 p.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the exit of the Tim Horton’s drive-thru located at 272 Lacewood Drive in Halifax. An 80-year-old woman walking across the exit of the drive-thru was struck by a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old woman. The pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. This collision remains under investigation and no charges have been laid.
This morning at 7:25 a.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Barrington and Sackville Streets in Halifax. A 51-year-old woman crossing Barrington Street in a marked crosswalk was hit by a pickup truck turning left from Sackville Street onto Barrington Street. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. A 42-year-old man 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.