PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Police and the media are once again reminding people who choose to walk when it’s dark outside to dress to be seen. This comes after a teen was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning at a busy intersection in our city…
Police say at approximately 7:10 AM, officers and other emergency services attended a pedestrian vs. vehicle collision at Carney and 15th Ave.
Investigation determined that a male driver of a pickup truck traveling southbound on Carney Street began turning left (eastbound) onto 15th Avenue when he struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The driver immediately stopped and called 9-1-1.
The victim, a teenage female, was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The driver was issued with a violation ticket for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian.
Drivers need to be extra cautious during severe weather conditions as it was Thursday morning. Heavy rain mixed with wet snow and dark conditions will cause very poor visibility issues, particularly at smaller intersections such as Carney Street and 15th Ave no matter how lit they are.
Whether you are walking or driving, everyone has an obligation to keep road users safe, including yourselves.
Drivers: please slow down and keep focused on the road. Pay particular attention to intersections and crosswalks as those who choose to wear dark clothes could possibly be crossing at an unlit crosswalk.
Pedestrians: wear bright and/or reflective clothing, use flashlights and make eye contact with drivers, even when walking on a green light/walk signal. DON’T BE DEAD RIGHT!