REGINA — A 20-year-old pedestrian escaped serious injury after she was struck by a van Thursday morning while crossing a Regina street.
Regina police spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich said a southbound vehicle travelling in the right curb lane on Albert Street at 21st Avenue had stopped for woman as she attempted to cross the street. However, a van in the south lane failed to stop and struck the pedestrian shortly after 9 a.m.
Paramedics transported the woman to hospital where she was treated and released.
A 39-year-old woman was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act (see section outlined below) with passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian.
Section 54 (1) When the driver of a vehicle on a highway within the boundaries of a municipality approaches an intersection or clearly marked pedestrian crosswalk where a peace officer is not on duty and traffic lights are not in operation and a pedestrian is crossing the highway, he shall stop the vehicle and yield the right of way to the pedestrian if the pedestrian is on the half of the highway on which the vehicle is travelling or is approaching so closely from the other half of the highway that he is in danger.
(2) Where a vehicle is stopped in compliance with subsection (1), no person driving a vehicle proceeding in the same direction on the highway shall overtake or pass that vehicle.
(3) No pedestrian shall leave a curb or other place of safety and proceed into the path of a vehicle on a highway that is so close that it is impracticable for the driver to yield the right of way.
(4) Nothing in this section relieves the driver of a vehicle from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of pedestrians.
(5) No person, other than a pedestrian in charge of an animal, shall walk along that portion of a highway used for vehicular traffic, except close to the edge on his left.