Pedestrian struck by vehicle, traffic charge laid by RCMP

Bonnyville RCMP laid a traffic charge of failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk after a vehicle struck a pedestrian on July 11.

RCMP were requested to attend the scene of the collision on 51 Ave and 53 St last night and took statements from all parties involved.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital but was released with no major injuries detected, said S/Sgt. Sarah Parke.

The charge was not a criminal one.

S/Sgt. Parke explains how a criminal charge results in circumstances like this one.

“If they were speeding or just finished passing somebody on a solid line and just kind of driving recklessly.

“It was just more so like they were going to speed limit and the only infraction they committed was just not stopping to allow this person. That’s when a ticket would be more applicable than a criminal,” said S/Sgt. Parke.