Medicine Hat woman struck by vehicle after 'short cutting' marked crosswalk

By Taylor Chartrand
December 2, 2018 - 5:52pm

Medicine Hat, AB - Around 5:45 p.m on Saturday, members of the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) responded to a call that a woman had been struck by a vehicle near the Co-op mall on 13th Ave.

When police arrived, they were informed that an elderly woman had attempted to cross 13th Ave., outside of the marked crosswalk.

Road conditions at that time were reported as slippery, causing the woman to be struck by an oncoming motorist.

EMS then transported the woman to the Medicine Hat Hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries. 

Police say the driver of the vehicle was shaken by the incident and did not suffer any physical damage. No charges were laid against the driver.

MHPS said they would like to remind pedestrians that 'short cutting' marked crosswalks can create hazardous situations like what is described above. They explained that residents of Medicine Hat should always utilize the nearest marked crosswalk to ensure safety for all.

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