Woman in­jured try­ing to help stranded driver on Red Hill

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A 36-year-old Hamil­ton woman was se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter be­ing hit by a car on the Red Hill Val­ley Park­way while try­ing to help an­other driver stranded in a ditch.

The woman’s med­i­cal con­di­tion is now listed as “crit­i­cal but sta­ble,” Hamil­ton po­lice said Mon­day.

She was struck shortly be­fore 7 p.m. Satur­day af­ter stop­ping in the west-side shoul­der and at­tempt­ing to cross the park­way on foot to reach a driver in the east-side ditch.

She was struck by a car driven by a 39-yearold Hamil­ton man, who was at­tempt­ing to merge on the Up­per Red Hill Val­ley Park­way on-ramp.

Sev­eral peo­ple stopped to help while they waited for paramedics, po­lice said. No one else was in­jured.

Wet roads were a fac­tor in the crash, po­lice said. Speed does not ap­pear to be a fac­tor, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The col­li­sion re­con­struc­tion unit con­tin­ues to in­ves­ti­gate.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Det. Const. Wal­ter Ni­block at 905-546-4753.

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