Driver charged after allegedly failing to remain at a fatal motorcycle crash in Hamilton


Published April 21, 2023 at 9:09 am

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One man faces charges after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal motorcycle collision.

The crash claimed the life the passenger on a Yamaha motorcycle on Thursday, April 13, Hamilton Police Service said in a press release.

Police said the Yamaha motorcycle rider was travelling northbound on Upper James Street approaching Twenty Road shortly after 9:30 p.m. on April 13.  The motorcycle, carrying a driver and a passenger, collided with a southbound Toyota SUV.

The passenger was thrown from the motorcycle and was later pronounced dead in hospital.  The motorcycle driver was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was treated in hospital before being released.

Today (April 21), Hamilton Police say they have uncovered evidence of a third vehicle involved in the collision.

The driver of the third vehicle, a 44-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with Fail to Remain Cause Bodily Harm under the Criminal Code of Canada, police said.

The 44-year-old Hamilton man is expected in court on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

The investigation is still ongoing and police ask anyone with information to please contact the Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4753.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-200-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at

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