Pedestrian struck on McIntyre St West
North Bay Police responded to the scene of a collision that took place on McIntyre Street West at Fraser Street shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday February 10th 2016. A 95-year old female pedestrian was struck by a car while she was crossing McIntyre. Following an investigation, North Bay Police report that the pedestrian did not have the right-of-way while she was crossing and she failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. No charges were laid. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Rules of the Road
The North Bay Police Service reminds residents that it is up to both drivers and pedestrians to keep everyone safe on our roads.
- For your own safety, cross only at marked crosswalks, at traffic lights or at intersections.
- Avoid crossing in the middle of the block or between parked cars. Drivers may not see you when you do this and you risk getting hit.
- Make sure drivers see you before you cross. If the driver is stopped, make eye contact before you step into the road.
- Wear bright or light-coloured clothing or reflective strips, especially at dusk or when it’s dark.
At a traffic light:
- Cross when traffic has come to a complete stop.
- Begin to cross at the start of the green light or “Walk” signal, where provided.
- Do not start to cross if you see a flashing “Do Not Walk” symbol or the light turns yellow. If you already started to cross, complete your crossing in safety.
- Never cross on a red light.
- Watch for traffic turning at intersections or turning into and leaving driveways.
Pay special attention to pedestrians as you drive. Here are some tips to follow:
- Always look for pedestrians, especially when turning.
- Watch for children who may not be aware of the dangers of the road.
- Drive slowly and cautiously through school zones, residential areas, or any other area where children could be walking or playing.
- Drive slowly and cautiously in known areas where seniors reside, such as retirement residences or long term care homes
- Watch out for Community Safety Zone signs that indicate areas where public safety is a special concern, including the possibility of encountering pedestrians.
- Be patient, especially with seniors or pedestrians with disabilities who need more time to cross the road.