Drivers and pedestrians were warned to be extra careful as we entered daylight savings time. This time each year, more pedestrian injuries are reported. Despite a province-wide campaign on pedestrian safety, collisions are still happening in Prince George.
Monday night shortly after 5:30, RCMP and Emergency crews responded to a collision involving a pedestrian. A 19 year old male was struck by an SUV while walking on a marked crosswalk on 5th Avenue near Ogilvie Street. He did not appear to have any injuries, but was transported to hospital. Charges against the driver are likely.
Almost simultaneously, there was another accident on 5th Avenue involving 2 vehicles.
Constable Craig Douglass says whenever visibility is an issue, collisions tend to go up; especially with pedestrians. “It is getting darker earlier, especially with daylight savings times this past weekend. It’s at least an hour earlier that it gets darker. So we are urging anyone using the streets, whether it be in a vehicle; use your headlights sooner, whether it be walking; wear bright clothing. Watch for drivers, they may not be able to see you. Make eye contact.”