UPDATE: Woman on motorized scooter dies after crosswalk accident
DARTMOUTH – A woman who was hit by a truck at a Dartmouth intersection on Saturday morning has died in hospital from her injuries.
The accident happened at around 11 a.m. on Saturday at a marked crosswalk on the corner of Victoria Road and Thistle Street.
Halifax Regional Police say the pick-up truck, which was driven by a 50-year-old man, was travelling south on Victoria Road and making a left-hand turn.
The 57-year-old pedestrian was on a motorized three-wheeled scooter and crossing Thistle Street.
“She was struck by the pick-up truck and they rushed her to the QE2 hospital,” said Sgt. Gordon Graham. “The injuries are fairly serious.”
The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been laid so far.
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Zebra stripe crosswalks approved in Halifax
46 car-pedestrian crashes in 2014 so far
CBC News Posted: Feb 25, 2014
Halifax council has approved new markings for crosswalks without lights.
The city plans to paint zebra crossings at all crosswalks that do not have flashing lights or are not part of major intersections.
The bold, white painted lines have been popular in larger cities and the city’s report argues it could make Halifax intersections safer for pedestrians.
The crosswalk changes will cost the city $155,000 and an additional $85,000 to maintain.
Painting zebra lines is just one part of a comprehensive plan to crack down on crosswalk accidents.
City council is also looking at police enforcement, pedestrian education, and the use of crosswalk flags and reflective tape at crossing
4 pedestrians hit in 24 hours
The council meeting started after four pedestrians were struck by cars in the last 24 hours.
A 32-year-old man was hit at an intersection of Victoria Road and Thistle Street at about 6:46 p.m. Monday in Dartmouth. Police said the man wasn’t seriously hurt.
The 49-year-old woman driving the car was given a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
At 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, RCMP were called to the intersection of Pinehill Drive and Skyridge Avenue in Lower Sackville,
where a 25-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle as she was crossing the road.
About 30 minutes later, a 60-year-old man crossing Lady Hammond Road in Halifax was struck by an SUV at Robie Street.
The drivers involved in each collision have been handed $700 fines for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Earlier that morning a 41-year old man was hit on the sidewalk as a vehicle backed out of a driveway on Mayo Street. Police are looking for the driver.
Halifax Const. Pierre Bourdages said there have been 46 car-pedestrian crashes so far this year.
Council is set to discuss the idea of zebra crossing paint markings for crosswalks and other changes to try to reduce the number of collisions at a meeting on Tuesday.
Three more people struck in Halifax-area crosswalks, including two 30 minutes apart
February 25, 2014
Halifax police say there have now been 45 pedestrians hit by vehicles since Jan. 1, including four from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.
Three of the pedestrians were hit in crosswalks, while the other was struck in a sidewalk from a vehicle backing out of a driveway.
No one was badly injured.
‘Absolutely tragic:’ Woman dies in hospital after being hit by truck in crosswalk
May 4, 2014
Halifax police are investigating the death of a 57-year-old woman who was hit in a crosswalk.
The accident happened at the intersection of Thistle Street and Victoria Road in Dartmouth on Saturday around 11 a.m.
The victim, who uses a three-wheeled scooter as her mode of transportation, was crossing the intersection when a 50-year-old man hit her with his truck.
More pedestrians hit by vehicles in the Halifax area
HALIFAX – The number of pedestrians hit by vehicles in the Halifax Regional Municipality continues to climb.
Two people were struck in separate incidents Tuesday morning, while another person was hit about 12 hours earlier on Monday night.
A 60-year-old man was struck around 7:45 a.m. crossing Lady Hammond Road at Robie Street in Halifax.
Halifax Regional Police say the man suffered lower body injuries, but they weren’t serious.
A 45-year-old woman was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Around 7 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was struck near Pine Hill Drive and Skyridge Avenue in Lower Sackville.
Police said the woman was shaken up, but otherwise uninjured.
The 43-year-old male driver reportedly stopped after the collision to ask if the woman was OK, then drove away.
Police later charged him with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Police have not identified the driver.
On Monday, a man crossing Victoria Road at Thistle Street in Dartmouth was struck just before 7 p.m.
The 32-year-old suffered minor injuries, and paramedics treated him at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, was handed a fine for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
There have been more than 40 similar accidents in the Halifax area so far this year.
A new municipal report says crosswalks should be painted with so-called zebra lines to make them more visible
Pedestrians hit in two separate crosswalk incidents in north-end Halifax on Friday
January 10, 2014
Police are laying charges after two separate incidents of pedestrians being struck while using crosswalks in Halifax’s north end on Friday.
A 51-year-old woman was crossing the intersection at Robie and Young streets shortly after 7 a.m. when she was hit by a driver turning left onto Robie.
Emergency responders took the woman to hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver — a 42-year-old man from Lower Sackville — was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Then, shortly before noon, a 65-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle turning right from North Street onto Agricola.
She was treated on scene.
The 44-year-old driver also faces the charge of not stopping for a pedestrian using a crosswalk.
Police are reminding drivers of the nearly $700 fine and four demerit points for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Halifax police look for driver of car that struck woman and toddler
HALIFAX – Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman and a young boy in an unmarked crosswalk on Friday morning.
Just before noon, a 65-year-old woman pushing a two-year-old boy in a stroller was struck crossing Aldergrove Drive along Herring Cove Road by a vehicle making a right-hand turn.
The woman later reported the incident to police. She suffered minor injuries, but the child was not hurt.
The driver of the car allegedly stopped, but did not get out of the vehicle, which left the area travelling inbound on Herring Cove Road.
The vehicle is described as a light-burgundy sedan driven by an elderly man accompanied by an elderly woman.
Police are asking anybody with information about the incident to contact them at 490-5016 or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.
4 pedestrians hit in marked crosswalks in Halifax
Three drivers ticketed, no one seriously hurt
CBC News Posted: Mar 21, 2014
Three drivers were ticketed for failing to yield to someone in a marked crosswalk after four pedestrians crossing in crosswalks were struck by vehicles in the Halifax region Thursday.
The most recent incident happened Thursday night in Dartmouth at 7:45 p.m. at Mount Edward Road and Woodlawn Road
The woman struck was not seriously hurt.
At 5 p.m., a 45 year-old woman was ticketed after she ran over someone’s foot in the crosswalk at Spring Garden Road and Brenton Street.
The investigation continues for the case of a 24-year-old woman who was hit by the side of a vehicle in the crosswalk at Upper Water and Duke streets at 3:15 p.m.
The 62-year-old man driving the car stopped and identified himself to the woman struck. She was not injured.
The earliest incident happened Thursday morning, when a 56-year-old man was hit just before 5 a.m., near Citadel High School. The pedestrian was taken to hospital as a precaution.
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