Halifax Regional Police has concluded the investigation into a fatal collision that occurred in Halifax earlier this year.
On September 6 at 3:40 p.m., officers responded to a collision between a car and a pedestrian at the intersection of Williams Lake and Herring Cove Roads. A car turning right from Williams Lake Road onto Herring Cove Road collided with a pedestrian walking south across Williams Lake Road in a marked crosswalk. The investigation determined that the vehicle was proceeding to turn right on a red light. The 81-year-old female pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and passed away in hospital the following day.
The 73-year-old male driver was requested to provide a sample of his breath at the scene which resulted in the suspension of his driver’s license for seven days for having a blood alcohol level between 50-80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (mg%). An unsealed and half-full bottle of alcohol was also seized from the vehicle.
Earlier this afternoon, investigators met with the 73-year-old male driver at police headquarters and issued him two summary offence tickets. One under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian on turn at a red light and one under the Liquor Control Act for illegally possessing liquor. These tickets carry fines of $176.45 and $463.95 respectively upon conviction.
Our thoughts remain with everyone who was affected by this tragic incident.