Five hurt in downtown crash
Five patients went to hospital after a two-car crash in downtown Hamilton Friday.
At about 3:30 p.m. a Toyota Yaris and a Hyundai Santa Fe collided, flipping the Hyundai upside down on the sidewalk, with the bumper of the Toyota strewn into the intersection of Wilson Street and Catharine Street North.
Fathallah Farajat, a former emergency medical technician in Palestine, was on scene shortly after the crash and helped the patients — two men in the Toyota and a mother with two young boys in the Hyundai — out of their cars.
“I was worried about a fire,” Farajat said. “The boys were upside down, stuck in their seatbelts.”
The two men — estimated to be in their early 20s — were sent to hospital, Farajat said.
One of the boys was crying as he was stretchered into an ambulance.
Staff Sgt. Frank Miscione said none of the injuries appeared to be serious.
A boy is helped by paramedics and firefighters after a collision Friday.