Sudbury police step up traffic patrols on Notre Dame

Sudbury police are increasing their presence on Notre Dame Avenue, after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle — for the third time in under a month.

Recent pedestrian-vehicle collisions raise concern with Greater Sudbury Police

Sudbury police are increasing their presence on Notre Dame Avenue, after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle — for the third time in under a month.

Police report on Wednesday afternoon, two women were trying to cross at the King Street crosswalk.

One of them was hit by a pick-up truck, and she toppled over onto the other woman.

Neither was seriously injured.

Charges are now pending against the 60-year-old driver.      

Traffic sergeant Valerie Tiplady said the extra police presence is warranted by such a string of crashes.

“Although they occurred at different locations — and there were a different set of circumstances for each — we do want the public to know that we recognize there is a concern,” Tiplady said.

“So our intention is to have additional patrols, as well and enforcement in this area of Notre Dame.”

A crash on Notre Dame near Wilma last week sent a woman to hospital with serious injuries. She was not using a cross-walk.

And on Sept. 12, a 49-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle while walking at the Wilma and Notre Dame crosswalk. She later died of her injuries.

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