Two separate Vehicle/pedestrian collisions

Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this afternoon in Halifax.


At 3:16 p.m., police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred in the area of South Park and South Street.  A van was travelling on South Park Street when a man in an electric wheelchair entered the roadway and was then struck by the van. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by EHS for assessment.


The 48-year-old male pedestrian was issued a summary offence ticket under Section 125(3) of the Motor Vehicle Act for moving into the path of a vehicle when impractical for the vehicle to stop.  


At 6:13 p.m., HRP responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred within a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Herring Cove Rd and Drysdale Rd, Halifax.  A truck, driven by a 34 year old man,  was travelling outbound on Herring Cove Rd and struck a 14 year old boy,  who was crossing Herring Cove Rd, within the marked crosswalk.  The boy was transported to the IWK hospital by EHS paramedics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  HRP Forensic  Identification members and Accident Investigation members were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.  Traffic on Herring Cove Rd has been redirected at Drysdale rd since the collision.  It is anticipated that the roadway will fully reopen within the hour.

A decision on any charges will be made at the completion of the investigation.


Source: Media Release

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