Nova Scotia

Police charge driver after Cole Harbour woman fatally struck in crosswalk

Halifax police say they've charged a 65-year-old man for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The woman the driver struck has life-threatening injuries.

Police said the woman, 68, died in hospital a week after being hit

Halifax police have charged a driver with hitting a pedestrian who suffered life-threatening injuries.

The incident happened on Portland Street about 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Halifax Regional Police.

A 65-year-old Cole Harbour man was turning his vehicle from Eisener Boulevard onto Portland Street when he struck a 68-year-old Cole Harbour woman as she crossed Portland Street in a marked crosswalk, police said.

The woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died in hospital a week later, police said on April 8.

The man faces a charge of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.