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UPDATE: Charlottetown driver charged after collision with pedestrian at crosswalk

A paramedic tends to a woman who was struck by a motorist while she was attempting to cross the road at the intersection of Euston Street and Weymouth Street in Charlottetown Aug. 21.
A paramedic tends to a woman who was struck by a motorist while she was attempting to cross the road at the intersection of Euston Street and Weymouth Street in Charlottetown Aug. 21. - Jim Day
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A female pedestrian was taken to hospital Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk in Charlottetown.

Const. Ron Kennedy, a reconstructionist with Charlottetown Police Services, says the woman was bleeding from her head after falling to the pavement.

He says the 67-year-old woman was walking across the crosswalk at the intersection of Euston Street and Weymouth Street when she was struck by a motorist turning left.

Kennedy says the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening, and she was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance and later released.

A 20-year-old Charlottetown man has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Kennedy urges pedestrians and motorists to use caution, particularly at crosswalks.

He advises pedestrians to make eye contact with a motorist before walking in front of the person’s vehicle. 

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