Pedestrian in downtown Hamilton reportedly struck

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Published November 25, 2021 at 5:45 pm

There was a preliminary report that a pedestrian was struck in downtown Hamilton during the Thursday rush hour.

The Hamilton Fire Department is responding to a medical emergency at Barton Street East and John St. N., which is a busy intersection just east of James Street. A report indicated that a driver struck a pedestrian. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Fourteen people have died in Hamilton this year after being struck by a driver while they were on foot, cycling or using a mobility scooter. An 86-year-old woman died in late October after being hit at the intersection of Barton and Varga Drive in Stoney Creek.

Two days earlier, 65-year-old Manuel DeSouza, who was driving a mobility scooter at Barton and Wellington St. N., died after he was hit by a dump-truck driver. A safety audit has been ordered for the intersection.

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