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Halifax a dangerous place for pedestrians

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The number of pedestrians hit by vehicles in the Halifax area continues to climb.

Police say there have been four accidents since Monday night alone, though no one was badly injured.

A man crossing Victoria Road at Thistle Street in Dartmouth was struck just before 7 p.m.

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At 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, a 41-year-old man walking in the Mayo Street area of Halifax was hit by a vehicle backing out of a driveway.

Then at 7 a.m., RCMP were then called to the intersection of Pinehill Drive and Skyridge Avenue in Lower Sackville where a 25-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle as she was crossing the road.

About 30 minutes later, a 60-year-old man crossing Lady Hammond Road in Halifax was struck by an SUV at Robie Street.

There have been at least 40 similar accidents in the Halifax area so far this year.

A new municipal report says crosswalks should be painted with so-called zebra lines to make them more visible.

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