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Municipal Enforcement officers direct traffic while RCMP measure the location of a truck at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 50th Street, shortly after the truck had struck a pedestrian at lunchtime yesterday. - Amanda Vaughan/NNSL photo

Truck hits woman downtown

Amanda Vaughan
Northern News Services
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE - A woman was sent to hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck while attempting to cross the intersection at Franklin Ave. and 50th St. yesterday.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Stanton Territorial Hospital with undetermined injuries, according to RCMP Const. Resus Organ, who was in charge of investigating the accident scene.

Organ said that the victim appeared to be a middle-aged woman, but couldn't say anything about the woman's injuries at the time of interview.

He said the driver of the truck was turning left off of Franklin into the south bound lane of 50th when it struck the pedestrian who was in or near the crosswalk beside the CIBC bank building.

The intersection was bustling with the tail end of noon rush hour traffic as RCMP investigated the scene before allowing the driver of the truck to move it out of the intersection.

Two municipal enforcement officers directed traffic around the accident while three RCMP officers measured distances of the truck from the corner, and into the crosswalk, as well as taking photos of the truck's position and angles of view from the driver's seat.

A woman, who appeared to be the driver of the truck was being interviewed at the scene by the RCMP when Yellowknifer arrived.

Police had cleared up the scene by around 1:10 p.m.

It was unclear whether the RCMP intended to lay any charges at press time.