Two drivers ticketed during crosswalk blitz in Niagara region

Published September 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Crosswalk safety initiative - NRPS PHOTO

Two drivers received tickets and two more received warnings (including a worker who was in front of their own school) during a crosswalk blitz in St. Catharines and Thorold.

On Sept. 6, Niagara police took part in a crosswalk safety initiative following a serious incident that put a 79-year-old crossing guard in the hospital the day before.

On Sept. 5, the St. Catharines woman suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a pick-up truck in the Haig Street and Carlton Street area and became trapped underneath it. She was transported to hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

Between 7:45 am and 8:30 am on Sept. 6, officers were stationed at 15 crosswalks in St. Catharines and Thorold to increase safety.

According to police, four drivers were ticketed or warned for stop sign-related offences.

Police also say a school employee was issued a warning for a stop sign offence in front of their school.

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