Pedestrian dies of injuries from April van crash
A 59-year-old Toronto man has died from his injuries following a crash in Hamilton in April, where a minivan struck a disabled van that was being loaded onto a tow truck.
The crash happened around 5:20 p.m. April 24 in the eastbound lanes of Nikola Tesla Boulevard, west of the Woodward Avenue exit, police said Monday.
The disabled GMC van was being secured onto a tow truck in the right lane, when a passing Dodge Caravan rear-ended the vehicles. The force of the impact caused the GMC to become dislodged, striking the 59-year-old GMC driver and the tow truck operator who were standing nearby.
Police said they are not identifying the man at the request of family. At the time, his injuries were considered non life-threatening.
The coroner notified police of the death Saturday and now detectives from Hamilton’s collision reconstruction unit will review the case.
This is Hamilton’s 8th road death and first pedestrian death of 2017.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The Dodge Caravan driver, a 46-year-old Hamilton man, was charged with careless driving.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Const. Matt Hewko at (905) 546-4755, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A 59-year-old Toronto man has died from his injuries following a crash in Hamilton in April, where a minivan struck a disabled van.