5th pedestrian hit by vehicle in Halifax this week
Man taken to QEII with minor injuries after being struck in Clayton Park crosswalk
The latest in a series of incidents involving vehicles striking pedestrians in the Halifax Regional Municipality has sent a man to hospital with minor injuries.
Friday night's collision marks the fifth time a vehicle has struck a pedestrian this week.
On Monday, two pedestrians were hit in two separate accidents. Another pedestrian was hit on Tuesday while crossing an intersection near Dalhousie University and on Wednesday, a Metro Transit vehicle hit a pedestrian while travelling on South Street near Dal.
At around 11:30 Friday night, police were called to the intersection of Dunbrack Street and Main Avenue in Clayton Park. Police say a vehicle travelling east on Dunbrack Street was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Main Avenue when the pedestrian was struck in a marked crosswalk.
The man who was hit was taken to the QEII with minor injuries.
The driver was charged for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Halifax Regional Police Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says wet and foggy weather has likely contributed to the high number of pedestrian accidents.