Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Fifth Avenue

A pedestrian endured a painful Saturday mishap, but the incident was also the scene of good public reactions.

Police were called to the intersection of 5th Avenue near Nicholson Street at about 1:45 on Saturday. According to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Craig Douglass, they were alerted to a collision between a motorist and a pedestrian.

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"Police and other emergency services attended the scene and located a 26-year-old female that had been struck by a vehicle. The female was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries," Douglass said.

The pedestrian was not additionally the victim of a hit-and-run, however, and passersby were also quick to attend.

"The driver remained on scene and witnesses stopped to assist," he said. "The female and two other pedestrians were attempting to cross 5th Avenue when the female was struck as the vehicle was attempting to stop."

The investigation is continuing as to whom involved is responsible for the collision, but Douglass issued safety cautions to both kinds of users of the road. It is important, to prevent unnecessary casualties, that traffic rules must be followed and a extra care applied as well due to the winter conditions.

"Police would like to remind pedestrians to ensure that vehicles are stopped before stepping out into traffic," Douglass said, and added that "drivers should also be on the lookout for pedestrians at all times and drive to the conditions."

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