Major Collision Investigation

Hamilton Police continue to investigate a serious collision.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, shortly before 2:00 a.m., a male driver of a stolen 2004 Toyota Prius vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Street East towards King Street East.  This male lost control, mounted the curb and struck a concrete hydro pole.  During the collision, the vehicle struck three pedestrians and debris caused by the collision struck a fourth.  As the vehicle came to rest, it became engulfed in flames. 

Paramedics, Firefighters and Police Officers attended to the collision and assisted with the involved persons.  As a result of this incident, four people have succumbed to the injuries.

Hamilton Police Service will not be releasing any names of the involved parties, as next of kin notifications are ongoing. 

Impairment has not yet been ruled out as a factor involved in this incident.

These are the City’s fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh traffic fatalities of 2022.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this collision, you are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4753 or 905-546-4755.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.