There have been an alarming number of crosswalk collisions in the Halifax area recently.

Halifax Regional Police are reporting seven pedestrians have been struck in marked crosswalks since the beginning of December.

“I think it is everyone's responsibility,” says pedestrian Ceilidh Sutherland. “It's not just the pedestrians or the drivers that need to be careful, it is a two-way street.”

The latest incident happened late Monday afternoon during rush hour. A teenager was struck on the Bedford Highway by a white pickup truck that was turning left.

“The young lady that was hit was not seriously hit and checked by EHS for minor injuries,” says Const. Pierre Bourdages of the Halifax Regional Police.

The driver pulled into a nearby parking lot and spoke briefly with the teen, but police say he didn't stick around long enough to answer any of their questions.

“Every time you hit someone, or have combined damage to both vehicles over $2,000, these incidents need to be reported to police and you need to wait at the scene until police arrive,” says Bourdages.

The incidents this month have varied on the time of day, age of person and extent of injuries.

Police say both drivers and pedestrians need to be more careful and pay better attention as a collision can change lives in an instant.

With files from CTV Atlantic's Kelland Sundahl