Downtown Danger

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.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

5 thoughts on “Downtown Danger”

  1. I hate those crosswalks and refuse to use them. They are dangerous and should be removed.

  2. Pedestrians in this city take their lives into their hands every time they go out. Regina drivers seem to be hostile to peds and lack knowledge of the rules. That intersection is an especially bad one though.

  3. #3 I agree. Long over due.

    Still, many Regiville drivers never stop at flashing red x walk lights. Nobody there no probleemo,keep going.

    It’s a flashing red light.. you stop and look. You got a drivers license how??

  4. Full-blown traffic lights are the only thing that people seem to respect. Maybe put up a half-signal, as it looks more like a “real” traffic light.

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