Pedestrian struck in road collision

Cole Carruthers
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Emergency services attending to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Main Street and High Street.
The pedestrian received minor injuries.

A female pedestrian suffered only minor injuries after she was struck by a truck at the intersection of Main Street and High Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Moose Jaw & District EMS and members of the Moose Jaw Police Service responded to the incident, which occurred in front of the TD Canada Trust building, around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

A driver in a late-model blue Ford half-ton truck attempted to stop after seeing the pedestrian, but continued to skid on the ice, striking the elderly woman and knocking her to the ground.

Paramedics assessed and treated the woman and transported her to Moose Jaw Union Hospital, where she was further treated for minor injuries.

“Fortunately due to the good driving actions, the driver nearly had the vehicle stopped when it collided with the pedestrian,” said Ray Francis, director of communications for Moose Jaw & District EMS. “The driver tried to stop (and) had almost stopped when they made contact.”

He said the pedestrian went under the truck, but only received minor injuries. EMS supervisors were also on hand to reassure bystanders who witnessed the collision, as well as the shaken driver.

“She’s been treated and released from hospital,” Francis said on Wednesday afternoon. "She's doing fine."

Organizations: Moose Jaw District EMS, Moose Jaw Police Service, TD Canada Trust Moose Jaw Union Hospital

Geographic location: High Street

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