Victoria County RCMP remain on the scene and are allowing some traffic to pass through Highway 105 following a serious collision today involving a car and a pedestrian.
The highway will not fully reopen until 11 p.m; however RCMP are allowing traffic to flow through alternating lane openings. Motorists can continue to expect delays in the area.
Preliminary investigation has determined that a 75-year-old female from South Haven was walking along the side of Highway 105 when she was stuck by an eastbound vehicle. The victim remains in serious but stable condition at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The driver of the car, a 55-year-old female from Glace Bay, was not injured. The driver faces charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm and Failure to Stop or Remain at the Scene of an Accident. The driver has been released and will appear in Baddeck Provincial Court in May, 2015.
RCMP are asking anyone with information about this collision to contact the Baddeck RCMP Detachment at (902) 295-2350 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), or submit a Secure Web Tip at http://crimestoppers.ns.ca. Remember, Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name.