Hamilton, Ontario,

Mother Charged in Single-Vehicle Collision

A 32-year-old Brampton woman has now been charged in relation to a single-vehicle collision that occurred in the east end of Hamilton in September 2020.

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Hamilton Police and emergency service partners responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of Centennial Parkway and South Service Road. Evidence gathered at the scene indicated the driver, a 32-year-old female from Brampton was operating her vehicle westbound on South Service Road when she lost control, left the roadway and collided with a light standard. Her 5-year-old daughter, who was a passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Through continued investigation, detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit determined the passenger was not properly secured within the vehicle and the actions taken by the driver resulted in the collision.

The driver is now facing the following charges under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act:

  • Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm
  • Fail to Ensure Child Properly Secured

She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Vehicle speed has been ruled out as a factor in this collision.

The child continues to recover from her injuries.