Victim of fatal crosswalk accident remembered by family

DARTMOUTH – A woman who was struck and killed in a Dartmouth crosswalk is being remembered by her family for her love of the arts and her ability to overcome adversity.

Judy MacIsaac-Davis, 57, died Saturday after being hit in a marked crosswalk on the corner of Victoria Road and Thistle Street.

Halifax Regional Police said a pick-up truck, which was driven by a 50-year-old man, was travelling south on Victoria Road and making a left-hand turn.

The vehicle hit MacIsaac-Davis, who was crossing Thistle Street on a motorized three-wheeled scooter. She died later that evening in hospital from her injuries.

MacIsaac-Davis depended on her scooter to get around outside the home. She sustained a spinal cord injury as an infant and had limited mobility.

“With her scooter, she was just able to be free and go where she wanted to go – [she] didn’t have to depend on anybody,” her sister Arlene MacIsaac told Global News.
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“If [the weather] was nice, she could just go and that meant a lot for somebody with a disability.”

MacIsaac said she was inspired by her sister’s strength and grace, especially since MacIsaac-Davis was in pain for most of her life.

A memorial for Judy MacIsaac-Davis, who was struck and killed at a crosswalk in Dartmouth. Rebecca Lau/Global News

“She never complained no matter what her life was and what she lived through. And we had no idea every day what she struggled with,” she said.

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MacIsaac-Davis loved jazz music and travelling to New Orleans, which is where her family hopes to scatter her ashes.

Const. Pierre Bourdages with Halifax Regional Police said police have not yet determined if charges will be laid against the truck driver.

“That’s why it’s been assigned to the Accident Investigation Unit. They took measurements at the scene to be able to reconstruct the situation and know exactly what happened there,” he said.




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