Halifax Transit bus driver ticketed for crash that sent woman to hospital with life-threatening injuries

The driver of a Halifax Transit bus has been issued a ticket after the bus she was driving struck a 52-year-old woman on Friday, sending the woman to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Halifax Regional Police provided the update to their investigation on Tuesday, saying that the 48-year-old woman has been issued a summary offence ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Police say they are are unable to provide an update on the 52-year-old woman due to the private nature of her health.

A request for comment from the Halifax Regional Municipality was not immediately returned.

Halifax Regional Police say the collision in the 600 block of Portland Street happened around 7:25 p.m., on Friday.

Police say the bus was travelling south when it struck the woman, who was in a marked crosswalk.

Portland Street was closed for a few hours but was quickly re-opened.

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