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More pedestrians hit by vehicles in the Halifax area

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HALIFAX – The number of pedestrians hit by vehicles in the Halifax Regional Municipality continues to climb.

Two people were struck in separate incidents Tuesday morning, while another person was hit about 12 hours earlier on Monday night.

A 60-year-old man was struck around 7:45 a.m. crossing Lady Hammond Road at Robie Street in Halifax.

Halifax Regional Police say the man suffered lower body injuries, but they weren’t serious.

A 45-year-old woman was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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Around 7 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was struck near Pine Hill Drive and Skyridge Avenue in Lower Sackville.

Police said the woman was shaken up, but otherwise uninjured.

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The 43-year-old male driver reportedly stopped after the collision to ask if the woman was OK, then drove away. Police later charged him with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Police have not identified the driver.

On Monday, a man crossing Victoria Road at Thistle Street in Dartmouth was struck just before 7 p.m.

The 32-year-old suffered minor injuries, and paramedics treated him at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, was handed a fine for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

There have been more than 40 similar accidents in the Halifax area so far this year.

A new municipal report says crosswalks should be painted with so-called zebra lines to make them more visible.

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