Police charge driver after pedestrian struck in crosswalk

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New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a driver after a pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk in New Glasgow today (May 1).

At approximately 10:28 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police and Emergency Health Services responded to a 9-1-1 call and attended the scene of the motor vehicle collision involving a 2016 Lexus and a pedestrian at the McDonald’s Restaurant driveway exit and East River Road.

The 81-year-old male pedestrian from New Glasgow was crossing the driveway exit when the driver of the Lexus who was exiting the driveway collided with the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was on the crosswalk at the time of the collision.

The pedestrian was transported by EHS to Aberdeen Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Lexus, a 76-year-old man from Pictou County, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Police continue to investigate.