UPDATE MVC on Lakeshore Drive

UPDATE MVC on Lakeshore Drive

Following a news release issued on Wednesday 1 October 2014, and an update issued on Thursday 2 October 2014, regarding a motor vehicle collision that took place on Lakeshore Drive at Howard Avenue on Tuesday 30 September at approximately 2:40 p.m., North Bay Police have charged the driver with failing to yield to pedestrian under the Highway Traffic Act.

The 73-year old male driver, a resident of Callander, struck a female pedestrian with his truck, while she was crossing Lakeshore when the “walk” signal was on. The pedestrian succumbed to her injuries the next day. As a result of the investigation, police concluded that neither speed, nor impaired or distracted driving were factors in this collision.

Notice to drivers
As outlined on the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s website, there are times when you must yield the right-of-way. Remember, signalling does not give you the right-of-way. You must make sure the way is clear.

Here are some rules about when you must yield the right-of-way:

  • You must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing at specially marked pedestrian crossings.
  • If you are turning left, you must wait for approaching traffic to pass or turn and for pedestrians in your path to cross.
  • If you are turning right, you must wait for pedestrians to cross if they are in your path.
  • When entering a road from a private road or driveway, you must yield to vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk.
  • At an intersection with stop signs at all corners, you must yield the right-of-way to the first vehicle to come to a complete stop. If two vehicles stop at the same time, the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right.
  • A yield sign means you must slow down or stop if necessary and yield the right-of-way to traffic in the intersection or on the intersecting road.