Four Pedestrians Struck in One Morning in Mississauga and Brampton
Emergency crews are pleading with people to be careful after four pedestrians were struck in one morning in both Brampton and Mississauga.
At 7:30 a.m., Peel police announced that a pedestrian was struck in the Confederation Parkway and Paisley Blvd. area in Mississauga. Fortunately, only minor injuries were sustained and the pedestrian was transported to hospital.
Another three pedestrians were struck in Brampton. Two of them sustained minor injuries and one woman sustained a more moderate but non-life threatening injury.
Peel police Const. Bally Saini said it’s important for both drivers and pedestrians to be mindful and careful—especially in inclement weather.
“Pedestrians should make eye contact with drivers, even if they have right of way. [If you’re walking], make sure you cross at an intersection and don’t use short cuts.”
Const. Saini also said that pedestrians and drivers should be careful to obey all signs and traffic signals.
“Drivers should check their blindspots and pedestrians should avoid paying attention to handheld devices while walking.”
Police are also asking pedestrians to be mindful of their clothing, as dark outfits—especially dark jackets with the hoods pulled up—make people harder to see.
“We know that everyone owns a black coat, but if you have your hood up because it’s raining, you are restricting your visibility and compromising your own vision.”
Police also recommend taking off earbuds and headphones if possible.
Stay safe, everyone!