The intersection of Merrymeeting Road and Parade Street. — Google Earth image
A driver in St. John’s has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to yield to a pedestrian after an 87-year-old woman was hit while crossing the street.
According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the incident occurred around 11 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Merrymeeting Road and Parade Street.
The woman’s injuries were not reported to be life threatening.
Other incidents the RNC responded to, among 197 calls for service in the last 24 hours, included:
• A two-vehicle collision in the area of Torbay Rd./ Pine Line. There were no reported injuries however damage to both vehicles was extensive. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
• Patrol officers arrested under warrant an adult male in the Conception Bay South area. He was also charged with a breach of a court order and held for court.
• Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, RNC patrol officers responded to a residence in the central area of St. John's where a female youth was reportedly uttering threats. She was arrested and is expected to appear in court today.
• The RNC arrested and charged a 49-year-old woman around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday with theft from a St. John's supermarket. She was released to appear in court at a later date.
• Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, RNC officers arrested a man under warrant for failing to appear in court. He was held and will appear in court today.
• As a result of a phone tip, the RNC conducted a safety stop in the Kelligrews area around 9:40 p.m. which led to a man being charged with impaired driving and a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. He will appear in court at a later date.
• Another adult male was detained for being drunk in public, to be released when sober.
(This is a corrected version.)