Pedestrian Struck after Driver Signals Her to Proceed
Release Date: December 4, 2018
On December 3, 2018 at approximately 8:45 a.m. police responded to a serious collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at Norman Rogers Drive and Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian, a 31-year-old female, was rushed to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing on the northwest turning lane island from Sir John A MacDonald to Norman Rogers Drive. The pedestrian was attempting to walk eastbound across Sir John A MacDonald. There is no marked crosswalk for crossing Sir John A MacDonald at this location. The driver of a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Sir John A MacDonald stopped traffic in the curb lane and waved the pedestrian to cross. A motor vehicle traveling southbound in the center lane with right-of-way struck the pedestrian as she walked past the stopped lane of traffic and into the live lane of traffic.
The investigation is on-going and it is undetermined at this time if charges will be laid.
Police would like to caution both drivers and pedestrians regarding motioning someone to go and proceeding with or without right-of-way. For you own safety, always be sure it is clear to proceed by checking all drivers and pedestrians that may be in or come across your path.