At approximately 7:10 pm Halifax region police responded to a report of a car pedestrian collision in the intersection of Gottingen St and Cogswell St in Halifax. A car driven by a 37 year old female from Halifax, was Turning left from Gottingen St onto Cogswell St when she struck a pedestrian that was travelling North cross Cogswell St in a marked crosswalk . The pedestrian, a 50 year old man from Halifax, was assessed and transported to hospital by EHS Paramedics with non life threatening injuries. A decision on charges will be made when the investigation is complete.
At approximately 7:30 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to a report that a car had driven into the business situated at 5639 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax. After arriving at the scene HRP determined that the taxi, driven by a 43 year old man, was traveling southbound on Dresden Row. He struck a 37 year old woman that was walking East bound on Spring Garden Rd and crossing Dresden Row, in a marked crosswalk. The taxi then made a wide turn Westbound onto Spring Garden Rd and accelerated over the sidewalk and into the business. The driver of the taxi received minor injuries in the crash. Both the taxi driver and the pedestrian were assessed and transported to hospital by EHS paramedics for non life threatening injuries. The driver was issued a Summary Offense ticket for failing to stop at a red light and for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.
Source: Media Release