Sunday, August 17, 2008

sad update: pedestrian struck dies

89-year-old woman dead after being hit by utility vehicle


DUNDAS - An elderly woman has died in hospital after being hit by a utility company pickup truck late last week.

The 89-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries around 4 p.m. Friday, confirmed Det. Const. Bob Blankstein with the Hamilton Police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Police would not release her name today.

She was struck when crossing Governor’s Road at Ogilvie Street around 11:35 a.m. Thursday by a Union Gas vehicle.

The pickup, heading northbound, turned left onto Governor’s Road, where it struck the woman who was crossing the street on a green light, police said.

She was hit on the left side of her body, suffering head and chest injuries, Blankstein said.

She was taken to Hamilton General Hospital Thursday and remained in critical condition until she died.

Officers with the Collision Reconstruction Unit are still interviewing witnesses who saw the accident.

No charges have been laid at this point in time, Blankstein said.

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