3 pedestrians hit in Halifax this week
Crossing guard in marked crosswalk, elderly woman, among those struck
Halifax police said there have been three separate vehicle-pedestrian collisions this week, including one involving a crossing guard directing traffic.
The first incident happened just after 3 p.m. Tuesday as children were starting to cross the intersection at Albro Lake Road and Catherine Street in Dartmouth.
Police said a 49-year-old crossing guard was struck but not injured. None of the children were hurt.
A 61-year-old woman was issued a ticket for failing to obey a crossing guard directing children in a crosswalk — an offence that carries a fine of $693.95.
On Thursday afternoon, an 80-year-old woman was struck while she was walking across the exit of a Tim Hortons drive-thru on Lacewood Drive in Halifax. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening but she was taken to hospital.
Police said a 32-year-old woman was driving the vehicle. No charges have been laid but the investigation continues.
Then on Friday, just before 7:30 a.m., a 51-year-old woman was struck by a pickup truck in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Barrington and Sackville streets. She was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said a 42-year-old man was ticketed for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. That’s a $693.95 fine.