Victim of Hamilton hit-and-run in critical condition; police urge suspect to turn himself in


Published September 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm

The deceased was struck on Mount Albion Rd in Hamilton before the suspect fled the scene. He has since turned himself into police.

Update (Sept. 17, 2021): A 52-year-old man from Hamilton turned himself in to police.

The Hamilton Police Service is urging the suspect of a hit-and-run to turn himself in.

The suspect is described as a white male standing six feet tall. He has a shaved head, stocky build, and was wearing pink shorts and a pink shirt when he reportedly fled the scene after hitting a pedestrian.

The incident occurred Tuesday (Sept. 14) at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Mount Albion Rd, north of Hixon Rd in Hamilton.

Police say the suspect was driving a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV when he lost control of the vehicle, which mounted the sidewalk and struck a pedestrian.

The victim, a 55-year-woman, is in critical condition at a Hamilton hospital.

Police say the man exited the vehicle and spoke with witnesses before fleeing on foot, westbound towards Lawrence Rd.

Due to the severity of the women’s injuries, the Collision Reconstruction Unit was activated and has taken over the investigation.

Detectives are urging the driver to seek legal advice and attend a police station to turn himself in.

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