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A mother and her daughter were struck by a car in a crosswalk on the Bedford Highway Thursday night, say Halifax police (CBC)

 

A mother and her daughter were struck by a car in a crosswalk on the Bedford Highway Thursday night, say police.

Halifax Regional Police said the incident happened just after 8 p.m. near the Sobeys.

The pair suffered from minor injuries, say police.

Witness Liam MacDonald said he saw the mother unconscious.

"They started to cross the street and a car just went by and just hit them. Knocked them both off their feet."

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The Bedford Highway was closed for an hour. (CBC)

 

Other witnesses said the setting sun was shining directly into the front window of the car and could have played a factor in the accident.

Officers examined the scene and spoke to the driver, who came to a stop just beyond the crosswalk heading north on the highway.

Police blocked off a section near the Hammonds Plains Road for almost an hour as they got help for the mother and daughter.

The road was reopened around 9 p.m.