St. Albert, AB – On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at approximately 7:15 P.M. St. Albert RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.
Immediate attendance by the St. Albert RCMP Traffic Unit found that a 63 year old male walking his dog had been struck while attempting to cross Eldorado Drive, just past English Way. The pedestrian was not at the crosswalk. The 59 year old male driver of a black BMW vehicle was traveling westbound on Eldorado Drive when he struck the pedestrian. Road and weather conditions were favorable however the angle of the setting sun may have been a contributing factor in the collision. It is unknown if the dog was hit, however it ran away when the collision occurred. The pedestrian was taken via ambulance to the Royal Alexander Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The driver of the BMW received a ticket under the Traffic Safety Act for Careless Driving which carries a fine of $543.00 and for Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid Drivers Licence, which carries a fine of $310.00. The pedestrian received a ticket under the Use of the Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation for Crossing the Roadway at Point Other than Crosswalk/Fail to Yield to Motor Vehicle, which carries a fine of $78.00.
Cst. Beth McIntosh advises pedestrians and drivers alike should be aware of their surroundings at all times, stay alert and stay safe.
St. Albert RCMP