Hamilton sees 13th traffic fatality this year
Published June 12, 2022 at 4:50 pm
Hamilton Police Service record another traffic death this year after a three-vehicle collision in Hamilton results in one driver succumbing to their injuries at the scene.
Police say the incident happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. yesterday (June 11) on York Blvd.
A 61-year-old Hamilton man was driving a 2003 Nissan sedan southbound just past the high-level bridge.
The Nissan driver crossed over into the northbound lanes and collided with the rear, driver-side of a 2008 Jeep Liberty.
The Jeep sustained significant damage as a result of the collision and came to rest along the east curb. The impact sent the Nissan in a counter-clockwise rotation into the path of a 2022 Mercedes-Benz.
The entire front end of the Mercedes-Benz smashed into the front, passenger-side door of the Nissan and both vehicles came to a stop along the curb.
Hamilton Fire and Emergency Services removed the 61-year-old man from his vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is Hamilton’s 13th traffic fatality of 2022 and the 2nd involving a driver.
The 30-year-old Hamilton man driving the Jeep was seen by paramedics, but police say he declined to attend the hospital.
The driver and front-seat passenger of the Mercedes-Benz are not reported to have received any injuries. Two female passengers in the back seat were transported to hospital with minor injuries.
The Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken control of the investigation.
York Blvd. was closed for approximately six hours to allow the Unit to fully assess the scene.
Police say impairment and speed have not yet been ruled out as causes for this collision.
Anyone with information that could assist police with the investigation is encouraged to contact the Detective Constables of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4755.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising