Vehicle-pedestrian collision sends woman to hospital
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Vehicle-pedestrian collision sends woman to hospital

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Regional Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Dartmouth.

A 24-year-old woman was crossing Burnside Drive in a marked crosswalk at Ronald Smith Avenue just before 11, when she was hit by a pickup truck travelling south on Burnside.

Police say the weather was clear at the time, and the woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, was given a summary offence ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, which comes with a potential 700 dollar fine.

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The onus is on the driver but it is the pedestrians life. I can guarantee that this woman crossed the road with her head down NOT looking to see if cars are actually slowing down for her. I see this scenario everyday: These morons get the walk signal and they head out into the road without checking to see if cars are slowing down. If she was looking she would not have gotten hit. Just this past weekend I had to break suddenly because a woman was doing just that. I told her “Look out for cars” and she points to the crossing signal as if that is all that was necessary. This is the problem in the HRM. Those that get hit just walk out into the road without checking for slowing cars. THIS IS THE PROBLEM but no matter how many times I email the city they will never see it. They will spend a few million dollars of our money on a dumb “study” when the problem is right in front of their faces: radio ads educating local morons that they have to look out for 2000lb vehicles or it’s their life not the drivers.

February 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I think a lot of this stems from the days of taking the school bus. Bus stops, kids get off, walk out in front of the bus across the road WITHOUT LOOKING! They have always been told that when the bus stops, so does all the traffic. Nobody seems to have the intelligence to teach the children to look before they cross and this is what happens – an accident waiting to happen.

February 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm