Pedestrian struck on McIntyre St West

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 Pedestrians

  • 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.

For drivers
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.