Elderly pedestrian killed in collision

Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on James St. in Antigonish.

On November 7, 2023, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Antigonish County District RCMP, fire and EHS, responded to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision on James St. in Antigonish. RCMP officers learned that a car had been travelling on James St. when it collided with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, an 83-year-old Antigonish man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance. The man later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The driver, and sole occupant, of the car, a 67-year-old Antigonish man, was uninjured.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

James St. was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

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