Hamilton teen struck by car at Main and Dundurn released from hospital: Police


Published April 13, 2022 at 8:50 am

Hamilton Police said the teen struck by a car at the intersection of Main Street and Dundurn in the city’s downtown late last month has been released from the hospital.

In a Tweet issued Wednesday (April 13), police said that the 14-year-old’s recovery continues and that they are still investigating the incident in which she sustained her injuries.

The collision happened at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 when a 49-year-old man driving a 2016 Hyundai struck the girl in the intersection. At the time, she was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with the police investigation.

The safety of Hamilton’s streets has been in question in recent weeks in the wake of several pedestrian deaths.

Since January, eight pedestrians have been killed on Hamilton streets. Last week alone, two people were struck and killed, one of whom was esteemed conductor and prominent Hamiltonian, Boris Brott, the other fatality was 42-year-old Glen Harison Clark, who was killed in a hit-and-run on the mountain.

In 2021, there were a total of nine pedestrian deaths for the whole year.

The public outcry following the slate of pedestrian fatalities prompted Hamilton Police to address the road safety issue.

In a video posted to social media on Monday (April 11), Hamilton Police Chief Frank Bergen said that officers will be cracking down on enforcement and focusing on four driver behaviours in particular.

“Hamilton police remain focused on four driving behaviours related to road safety: speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving and impaired driving,” Bergen said.

“We are also targeting Hamilton’s top 10 collision intersections, in an effort to reduce collisions, and we are working closely with the City of Hamilton on implementing road safety reform.”

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