Hamilton-area driver faces charge after crash that injured 3 children


Published July 4, 2022 at 10:16 am

A Hannon man, who was driving without a licence, has been charged after a crash in Caledonia last week that resulted in injuries to three children.

The Haldimand County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says that at 7:54 p.m. on June 26, one week ago Sunday, their officers, responded to a report of a collision on Highway 6 south of Greens Road. Local firefighters and paramedics also responded.

The vehicle had left the roadway and flipped onto its side.

One child that was a passenger in the vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A second child was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. A third child received minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital.

The driver was not hurt and was found to be unlicensed. While speaking with the driver, signs of impairment were observed and as a result, the driver provided a roadside test in which they registered an “alert.” Subsequently, a three-day suspension was served to the driver.

The driver, Amirdad Hammady, age 41, of Hannon has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

The accused will appear in a Cayuga court at a later date.

Hannon is a small community in south Hamilton.

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