Elderly driver charged in fatal crosswalk crash
Published Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:14AM AST
Last Updated Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:15PM AST
An elderly driver has been charged after a man was struck in a marked crosswalk in the Halifax area.
Police responded to the collision in Lower Sackville shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
They say William Roy Murphy was crossing Glendale Avenue at Raymond Drive when he was hit by a car.
The 34-year-old was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.
Police say the 81-year-old female driver of the car was not injured.
She faces a charge of failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk under the Motor Vehicle Act.
If convicted, she faces a fine of $687.41 and four points will be assigned to her record.
Police say the man was crossing Glendale Avenue at Raymond Drive when he was hit by a car.