Downtown Hamilton collision sends pedestrian to hospital

A 40-year-old driver faces a provincial Highway Traffic Act charge after a collision in downtown Hamilton that sent a pedestrian to hospital.

Driver charged under Ontario's Highway Traffic Act

A 40-year-old driver faces a provincialHighway Traffic Act charge after a collision in downtown Hamilton that sent a pedestrian to hospital.

Around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, a 20-year-old Hamilton man was crossing Young Street at John Street South when he was struck by a 1998 Buick that was making a turn, said Hamilton police Staff Sgt. Gary Thompson.

Paramedics took the 20-year-old to Hamilton General Hospital with “unknown head injuries,” Thompson said.

He said the victim’s injuries were later found to be “non-life threatening.”

Police charged the driver, a 40-year-old Hamilton man, under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Authorities had closed the intersection of Young Street and John Street South early Sunday for the investigation, but it has since reopened.