Comment 115049

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted November 25, 2015 at 09:22:25

When I did driver training in BC I was told that EVERY driveway exit across a sidewalk must be treated like a stop sign: the driver must come to a complete stop and check there are no crossing pedestrians or incoming cars before proceeding across the sidewalk. I thought Ontario had a similar law.

In that case, how could a pedestrian 'walk into the path of the car'?

The driver should have seen there was a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk near the driveway exit and waited until they had crossed. I highly doubt that a 62 year old pedestrian suddenly darted out at high speed in a way that would have been impossible for the driver to see!

Did the police even interview the injured pedestrian before jumping to conclusions? Or did they just talk to the driver and take their word for it (obviously there is a conflict of interest here).

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-11-25 10:22:56

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