The Nelson Police Department is investigating three accidents involving pedestrians yesterday – one serious involving a teenage boy.
The first incident happened just after noon in the 400 block of Stanley St. A woman was outside her vehicle assessing damage from a previous accident, a second vehicle struck her while attempting a U-turn into a parking spot. The woman wasn’t injured. NPD reminds drivers that turning into angle parking from the opposite side of the street is not permitted and subject to a fine.
The second incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Anderson near 7-11. A teen-aged pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Kootenay Lake Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The boy is still in hospital undergoing tests to monitor his injuries but at this point, Police are relieved to report he is recovering.
The highway was shut down for a short time during the investigation that continues. Police are asking for any witnesses to the accident to come forward.
The third accident happened at about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ward and Carbonate Streets. The pedestrian was struck while she was crossing Ward Street at the marked crosswalk. It appears the truck was turning left onto Ward Street. The woman was treated at KLH for non-life threatening injuries.
All three incidents are still being investigated by NPD and they remind drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings at all times. As it gets dark earlier and weather deteriorates, it’s important for pedestrians to be seen. Wear reflective or light coloured clothes while walking and make sure all windows are clear while driving.
On Thursday night at about 8:30, the police were called to the Orange Bridge to assist a suicidal female. Witnesses reported seeing the female over the edge of the railing with a large knife. Police working a check-stop by the bridge were first on the scene. The bridge was shut down while NPD members successfully talked the female away from the edge and got the knife away from her. She was taken to hospital where she was assessed by medical staff under the Mental Health Act.