Two months ago, a 50 year-old pedestrian was struck by a car while crossing Victoria Ave. at Cornwall St. in the early afternoon. As anyone familiar with the area knows, the intersection there is pretty awkward, with crosswalks laid out in a non-parallel way that lengthens the amount of time pedestrians are required to spend in the intersection while crossing, plus also actually forces them to angle into traffic at different times when crossing Victoria in both the east and west crosswalk. It doesn’t help either that traffic on Victoria at that point typically moves at a pretty steady clip, as that’s the only intersection between McIntyre and Broad that doesn’t have traffic lights.
This morning, we got a police report that a 24 year old woman had been hit while crossing at the same intersection. The accident occured at 9:13 a.m., and she’s been taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. Police are investigating, and so far no charges have been laid.