The Hamilton Spectator

One dead, two injured in downtown crash

Road closure caused traffic chaos, affecting HSR and GO Transit bus routes

- JENNIFER MOORE WEB PRODUCER

Hamilton police say one man is dead and two others were hurt in an overnight crash at Main Street West and James Street South.

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle collision in the intersecti­on of Main and James just before 1:30 a.m. on Monday.

Police confirmed in a news release that a man in his 60s was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Two men in their 20s were also taken to hospital and “remain in non-life-threatenin­g condition,” police added.

There were several road closures as a result of the investigat­ion, which caused traffic chaos and affected HSR and GO Transit bus routes. The Frank A. Cooke terminal, about a block from the crash, was closed, and about a dozen lower-city and Mountain buses were rerouted Monday morning, HSR said on X just after 9 a.m., hours after the crash.

“Our sincere apologies for the delay in posting this detour and inconvenie­nce this has caused,” the bus service said at around 9:30 a.m.

The City of Hamilton said on X just after 10:30 a.m. that all roads had reopened. Buses had returned to their regular routes by early afternoon.

The man inhis 60s wasthe only occupant of a grey, four-door vehicle and the men in their 20s were in a brown vehicle, police said. The circumstan­ces of the crash remain under investigat­ion.

Police are appealing to any witnesses, including anyone with surveillan­ce or dash-camera footage, to come forward.

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to contact the collision reconstruc­tion unit at 905-546-4753 or via email at reconunit@hamiltonpo­lice.ca.

 ?? CATHIE COWARD THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR ?? Traffic along Main Street West was diverted at Bay Street as Hamilton police conducted an investigat­ion after a fatal two-vehicle crash Monday.
CATHIE COWARD THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Traffic along Main Street West was diverted at Bay Street as Hamilton police conducted an investigat­ion after a fatal two-vehicle crash Monday.

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