Pedestrian Struck on Park Street Succumbs to Injuries

Hamilton Police are investigating the City’s 7th pedestrian fatality after a male was killed in the Durand neighbourhood earlier today.

Just after 10:00 a.m., Hamilton Police received a 911 call for a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road on the Hamilton Mountain. Dispatchers issued an all car broadcast requesting patrol officers to look out for the vehicle.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., a 78-year-old male was struck on Park Avenue South at Markland Street. He was transported to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver fled the scene and was arrested on Elmwood Avenue near Garth Street. Three police officers and the accused were taken to hospital for injuries. SIU has now invoked their mandate as a result of the injury incurred during the arrest.

The Hamilton Police Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has video is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Catherine Lockley at 905-546-3833.

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