REGINA – A fatal collision involving a 66 year old man who was struck by a vehicle occurred the evening of Friday Nov. 15. Regina Police Service (RPS) confirmed the victim had been identified but his name has not been released. The deceased’s family was contacted on the night of the incident.
The intersection where the incident occurred is equipped with flashing pedestrian crosswalk lights. RPS states the lights were not activated at the time of the incident. Traffic collision reconstruction is set to take place.
The incident took place in front of the 7 Market convenience store in Regina’s North Central Neighborhood at the intersection of Robinson Street and Dewdney Avenue. Initial investigation indicates the eastbound vehicle struck the pedestrian as he walked north in the west crosswalk through the intersection.
The man was transported by EMS to the hospital where he was confirmed deceased. The Regina Police Service along with the Office of the Chief Coroner are continuing to investigate the collision.
Mike, a 7 Market convenience store employee who did not want his last name used did not witness the incident but believes the poor street lighting may be a contributing factor to incidents of pedestrian and vehicle collisions in the North Central neighborhood.
“It’s busy at night times they need the light…I think that’s why it’s happening more. There’s no light. It’s very hard to see.”
“This is not the first time even before it happened too, they asked me for the video somebody gets hit and the driver runs away.”
Mike says because of the darkness of the street at night his cameras can’t record further than the reach of their store lights.
Mike wishes the City of Regina would improve the lighting of the streets in North Central neighborhoods.
“If it’s not dark it doesn’t happen.”
A second pedestrian and vehicle collision took place Saturday night in Regina’s east end. A 51 year old women was walking south across Victoria Avenue at Embury Street. A vehicle in the right eastbound lane failed to stop and struck the pedestrian. The 51 year old women was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
RPS says it is uncommon for two pedestrians to be struck by vehicles in a two day period in Regina.
Anyone with information about these incidents are asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500