HALIFAX - Police are on the hunt for the driver of a white SUV who they say caused a three-vehicle accident that seriously injured two pedestrians in north-end Halifax on Wednesday.
Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages said the accident happened at North and Agricola around 2:15 p.m.
“A white SUV that we believe was travelling north on Agricola collided with two vehicles,” he said. “One of them was thrown against two pedestrians that were on the sidewalk.”
The black sedan that was spun up onto the sidewalk hit two women believed to be walking together, pinning one between the car and a utility pole.
The car came to rest on North Street pointed towards Robie, the entire driver’s side dented and crumpled.
Bourdages said the two victims were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
A woman who saw the accident stood sobbing outside a police vehicle as she was comforted by an older man, but declined to talk about what she witnessed.
“I just can’t talk about it, it could have been me,” she said.
A young woman who works at the Fancy Lebanese Bakery said she didn’t see the accident, only the aftermath.
“I saw the girls when they were walking, I just saw one on the ground after the accident happened,” said Melanie. “I saw the SUV take off, but which way, I don’t know.”
Bourdages said investigators are appealing to the public to find the SUV and driver.
“We’re looking for a white SUV with significant front end damage that fled northbound on Agricola,” he said.
Bourdages said police had already responded to 37 accidents in HRM by 2 p.m. Wednesday, and 58 on Tuesday – most caused by icy roads.
“We’re still seeing them, so we’re asking people to slow down and pay attention,” he said.
- by Ruth Davenport - Metro Halifax