Hamilton Mountain road closed after driver strikes pedestrian
Published August 22, 2022 at 10:45 am
A driver on stayed at the scene after striking a female pedestrian on Hamilton Mountain on Monday morning, according to multiple media reports.
The collision evidently happened shortly after 8 a.m., when the woman was struck after entering Upper Ottawa St. without having the right-of-way at a controlled crosswalk, which is a common practice on Hamilton streets with long stretches between traffic lights. The woman was taken to hospital and Hamilton Police say that she is in “stable condition, with non-life-threatening injuries.” A stretch of Upper Ottawa was closed between Beaconsfield Dr. and Bowden St., while Larch St. is closed from Lamb Crt. to Lorraine Dr., while Hamilton Police await an update on the seriousness of the woman’s physical injuries.
The driver was reportedly cooperating with Hamilton Police. The police said at 11:15 a.m. that they expect the roadways to reopen “shortly.”
— Trafficnet.ca (@TRAFFIC_Toronto) August 22, 2022
Hamilton Police are investigating after a pedestrian entered the roadway and was struck on Upper Ottawa in #HamOnt.
The female was transported to hospital and is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver remained on scene.
Roads will re-open shortly. https://t.co/UIfK4fRujn
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) August 22, 2022
Where woman struck today: This is one of the exits from large housing complex that come out to sidewalk across from a busy mall and Tim's on upper Ottawa. Nearest traffic light is down the block and takes forever to turn red for pedestrians to cross, so many dart across. #hamont pic.twitter.com/xJxRPFyOle
— Laura Babcock (@LauraBabcock) August 22, 2022
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