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Halifax police charge taxi driver after alleged hit-and-run

Halifax Regional Police officers have charged a taxi driver following an alleged hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. . File/ Global News

Halifax Regional Police officers have charged a taxi driver following an alleged hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said they responded to the collision at the intersection of Robie Street and Cogswell Street just after 3:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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Police said a man had been crossing Cogswell Street and was hit by a taxi as it was travelling east on Quinpool Road.

The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the taxi, a 33-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and has since been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm.

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The man is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Wednesday.

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Police say their investigation is ongoing but as of Monday had no update on the pedestrian.

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