Emergency responders are kept busy with mishaps on snow-covered roads
Emergency responders were kept busy with a rash of traffic mishaps as snow blanketed Hamilton roads Friday.
“The weather conditions are bad. There’s a lot of snow on the ground,” east-end Staff Sgt. John Canaris said, noting several accidents around 7 p.m.
There were three collisions alone within an hour of each other between Parkdale Avenue and Cen- tennial Parkway.
In one collision, a minivan driver struck a pedestrian in the parking lot of the Eastgate Square Beer Store and crashed into the building around 4:20 p.m.
The pedestrian suffered a fractured ankle, while the Beer Store sustained minor damage. City building officials were asked to assess the building’s damage, the fire department noted.
Canaris didn’t know late Friday what caused the collision.
Around 4:30 p.m., a driver clipped a pedestrian crossing the road just west of the intersection of Centennial and Queenston Road.
The man’s injuries weren’t lifethreatening, Canaris said. And no charges were expected.
About 5:20 p.m., paramedics took a patient with back pain to hospital after two vehicles collided at Parkdale Avenue and Queenston.
The Mountain police station didn’t report any major crashes.
A piece of a van’s bumper sits outside the Eastgate Square Beer Store after the vehicle crashed into the building.