Kingston Police are reminding both pedestrians and drivers to exercise extreme caution with regard to motioning someone to proceed after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and sent to hospital due to such a situation.
On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, police responded to a serious collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at approximately 8:45 a.m. The collision took place at Norman Rogers Drive and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard. The 31-year-old female pedestrian involved in the incident was rushed to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
Police said their investigation found that the pedestrian was standing on the northwest turning lane island from Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard to Norman Rogers Drive. The pedestrian was attempting to walk eastbound across Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, in an area with no marked crosswalk.
The driver of a vehicle travelling southbound on Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard stopped traffic in the curbside lane and waved for the pedestrian to cross, however, another vehicle travelling southbound in the centre lane struck the pedestrian as she entered into that lane from the lane with stopped traffic. The driver in the center lane had the right of way at the time of the incident.
Kingston Police said the investigation is on-going and it is undetermined at this time if any charges will be laid.
“Police would like to caution both drivers and pedestrians regarding motioning someone to go and proceeding with or without right-of-way,” Kingston Police said in the press release.
“For your own safety, always be sure it is clear to proceed by checking all drivers and pedestrians that may be in or come across your path.”