Pedestrian dies after Dartmouth crash
UPDATED 5:26 a.m. Wednesday
A 68-year-old man has died after being hit by a car while crossing Victoria Road in Dartmouth on Sunday.
Police arrived at the intersection of Victoria Road and Albro Lake Road at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, they said in a news release.
“We believe the pedestrian was legally crossing the road,” said Const. Brian Palmeter of Halifax Regional Police.
The victim was using a marked crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle turning left off Albro Lake Road onto Victoria Road.
He was taken to hospital and died Monday night. Police had no more details on the cause of death and did not identify him.
Sources have identified the victim as Dartmouth resident Alan Carpenter. Family members told the CBC on Tuesday that Carpenter had cancer that started in his prostate and spread to his bones.
Police ticketed the driver for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The investigation continues, but Palmeter said police don’t expect to lay additional charges.
They haven’t found evidence that the 60-year-old driver committed a criminal act. So far, police also haven’t found the driver had vision impairment or any other previous pattern of dangerous driving, Palmeter said.
“Based on all the information we have right now and speaking to witnesses and all that, it
doesn’t suggest any criminal offence,” he said.
Palmeter reviewed collision statistics for the area compared to similarly busy parts of Dartmouth, and he found that it isn’t particularly dangerous, he said.
In the area bounded by Woodland Avenue, Victoria Road and Highway 111, there were 88 incidents reported last year, according to police statistics.
A similarly sized area near the Macdonald bridge had 107 incidents last year, and one near Pleasant Street had 125.
With Davene Jeffrey, staff reporter