Truck hits elderly couple crossing Second and Main

Truck hits elderly couple crossing Second and Main Two seniors were hit by a truck Wednesday while crossing Second Avenue in Whitehorse.

Two seniors were hit by a truck Wednesday while crossing Second Avenue in Whitehorse.

According to RCMP, the 73-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman were struck at low speed by a pick-up truck around 5:45 p.m.

The pair were walking south across Second Avenue at the crosswalk at the intersection of Main Street.

The 56-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram truck had waited for oncoming westbound vehicles to pass and began his turn from Main onto Second, police said.

Both pedestrians received non-life threatening injuries, and were taken by paramedics to Whitehorse General Hospital where they were treated and released.

“With the warmer weather, police wish to remind pedestrians, bicyclists and operators of motor vehicles to be aware of the traffic around them, and to always check both directions prior to entering a road way,” police said in a statement.

Cpl. Natasha Dunmall said the pedestrians were using the crosswalk properly. The driver stayed at the scene and helped until the ambulance arrived.

Police are still investigating. Alcohol is not considered a factor.

(Ashley Joannou)

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