Emer­gency re­spon­ders are kept busy with mishaps on snow-cov­ered roads

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

JOHN RENNISON, THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR

A piece of a van’s bumper sits out­side the East­gate Square Beer Store af­ter the ve­hi­cle crashed into the build­ing.

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