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Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by car in Eastern Passage (update)

RCMP say the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk, but because of a power outage, the overhead crosswalk lights were not working
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RCMP vehicle (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

EASTERN PASSAGE - A pedestrian was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries after he was struck by a car in Eastern Passage early Wednesday morning. 

Halifax RCMP tell NEWS 95.7 officers responded to Morris Avenue and Main Road at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday for a collision between a pedestrian and a car.

The 41-year-old from Porters Lake was taken to hospital by EHS with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk, but because of a power outage, the overhead crosswalk lights were not working at the time.

The driver has been ticketed for failing to yeild to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The road was closed for about a half-hour while police investigated and cleared the scene Wednesday morning, re-opening to traffic at 8:07 a.m.  




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