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Wrong-way Vehicle Injures Jogger in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin - Thursday, November 13, 2014

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a wrong-way vehicle ran into a jogger in an intersection. The incident happened at Cogswell Street and North Park Street at about 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. At an intersection near the crash site, construction on a roundabout forced the closure of some streets and the redirection of traffic.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was a 76-year-old man travelling south on North Park Street in the northbound lane. As he approached the intersection of Cogswell Street, a 33-year-old woman was jogging east across North Park Street. Police say that she did not expect a vehicle to approach her from the north when she stepped into the road. The woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver was unharmed.

Nova Scotia laws obligate motorists to drive responsibly and safely. Motorists who drive negligently risk hurting or killing other people. A victim of a pedestrian accident is particularly vulnerable to injury because the individual does not have protection against the vehicle, whether it is a small car or a van.

The injuries that pedestrian-accident victims suffer could be very painful and cause financial instability. These victims might choose to talk to personal injury lawyers about whether they have cases for compensation. If the victims decide to hire the lawyers, they might be able to answer any questions that the victims have. The lawyers could also help the victims achieve a favourable settlement. This could be accomplished by requesting copies of the police reports of the accidents and analysing the evidence to build strong cases.

Source: The Chronicle Herald, "Vehicle strikes jogger on North Park Street in Halifax," Nov. 5, 2014

Source: CBC News Nova Scotia , "Jogger hit by vehicle travelling wrong direction, say HRP", November 05, 2014

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