6th pedestrian hit by vehicle in Halifax this week

A 31-year-old woman was taken to hospital after the sixth pedestrian-vehicle collision in the Halifax Regional Municipality since Monday.

The driver has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk

A 31-year-old woman was taken to hospital after the sixth pedestrian-vehicle collision in the Halifax Regional Municipality since Monday.

A witness told police the victim had been jogging and was attempting to cross Lacewood Drive from the north to the south side in a marked crosswalk. 

Police said traffic in the westbound lane near the curb yielded to the jogger but a 21-year-old man in another car travelling in the westbound inside lane failed to stop, striking the woman in the crosswalk.

The victim was taken to the QEII for treatment and police say she may have suffered a concussion. 

The 21-year-old driver has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The incident shut down Lacewood Drive between Parkland and Willett Street Sunday afternoon.

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