Woman seriously injured after being struck by SUV on accident-prone 22nd Street
It's the 4th pedestrian-vehicle collision on the western side of the street in less than a month
A 23-year-old Saskatoon woman suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries after getting hit by an SUV in an accident-prone area of the city Thursday morning.
The collision happened on 22nd Street West, at Avenue D. Three people were hit at different sections of the street within one weekend last month.
Police are still investigating the circumstances of Thursday morning's incident but say the driver, a 27-year-old woman, was not injured.
No charges have been laid in what is at least the fourth pedestrian-vehicle collision on 22nd Street West in less than a month.
Area 'unique in the city'
After the trio of collisions last month, Ward 2 councillor Hilary Gough asked the city when it would report back to councillors about the effect of changes made since 2012 to improve pedestrian safety on the street, including two pedestrian-activated traffic stoppers and warning signs.
The update may also weigh in on other, more extreme options contemplated in 2012, such as installing fences either on the median or by the sidewalks to discourage jaywalking.
"It's important that we take a longer view of the safety on a road like this," said Gough. "It is unique in the city. And data from one day or one week doesn't give us a clear indication of the reality on a site like this."
The city expects to give its update before the middle of 2018.
with files from Dan Zakreski