Regarding the Clearwater roundabout and the incident on Fortune Drive involving no skid marks, in both cases the underlying issue is the pedestrian’s right of way. The introduction of the roundabout at Lorne Street is a great idea with poor engineering and user rules.
Drivers are not required to signal when entering the roundabout, only signal when exiting.
Pedestrians having the right of way step in front of traffic with no attempt at eye contact with the approaching driver.
The placement of the crosswalks does not allow the vehicle to clear the circle with pedestrians on the crosswalk. The driver entering the roundabout yields to vehicles in the roundabout, while a person crossing their exit street could find themselves stepping in front of the exiting vehicle because they have the right of way.
Had they waited in the crosswalk safe zone (the vehicle is already too close) until after the vehicle passed, it would be OK.
Years ago, at dusk in winter, a moose decided to commit suicide by leaping in front of me. There was no time for me to react and no skid marks.
Anytime one moves from a safe place to a place of danger, personal preservation should be top priority. Make eye contact before stepping off the curb or from behind a stopped vehicle even if you have the right of way.