Another pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle along Lansdowne Street. Sarah Deeth has more:
Two pedestrians, killed on city streets, within one week.
One man killed Monday night as he was trying to cross Lansdowne St. just west of the Goodfellow Road intersection.
A 53 year old woman struck by a car on Lansdowne Street E. Thursday. And while the trend is disturbing, police say there is no link between the incidents.
“I can confirm the one female who was struck on Lansdowne St. last week was actually on the sidewalk and walking on the sidewalk, and the other event that occurred last night the male was struck on the road attempting to cross the street,” Peterborough police Sgt. Peter Sejrup said.
And while both incidents happened within a short span of time, police say collisions between motorists and pedestrians are actually down by about 7 per cent. But police are still asking everyone to stay alert whether you’re behind the wheel,
or on the sidewalk.
“But we do ask that motorists, be aware, 100 per cent attention to their surroundings as their operating their motor vehicle,” Sejrup said. “Pedestrians also need to be aware of their surroundings as they are sharing the roadway at periods of times with motorists.”
We spoke with several people who say Peterborough’s streets are perfectly safe.
‘Yeah, as far as I’m concerned, it’s pretty safe out here,” one man said.
“I feel safe, there was only one time I was crossing the street and someone took a corner really fast when I had the walk sign,” one pedestrian said.
“I haven’t had any close calls myself, I have heard of other people having close call,” a second man said.
But the same can’t be said for pedestrian Jennifer Williams.
“Actually now, just now, just down here. Somebody turned and almost hit the stroller….They just kept driving and we just kept walking.
And she’s not the only one who says they’ve had a close call.
“Drivers making a turn? They don’t stop. They just roll through and I’ve been in the middle of the intersection and they’ve come through on me,” Bob Gratton said.
No charges have been laid in either incident. Peterborough police say the investigations are ongoing.