On January 11, 2021 at approximately 1:12 PM, two female pedestrians were struck while crossing Cameron Road SE in a marked crosswalk. A GMC Acadia was travelling east on Carry Drive SE, attempting to turn left on Cameron Road SE, when the driver did not yield to the pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Both pedestrians were transported to hospital for further assessment, but thankfully their physical injuries do not appear to be serious.
The female driver of the GMC Acadia was issued a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk as a result of this collision.
The MHPS traffic safety focus for the month of January is Intersection Safety. intersections are often high-risk locations and motorists are reminded to slow down and take extra caution, keeping an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists. Aggressive behaviours such as; speeding, running red lights, or entering the intersection without properly looking could result in collisions, injury, and death.
A/Sgt Darren Holeha
Medicine Hat Police Service