Pedes­trian dies of in­juries from April van crash

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

AN­DREW COLLINS/SPE­CIAL TO THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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.

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