A 66-year-old Hamilton man is dead after he was struck by a car on the Hamilton Mountain.

At around 8 p.m. on Friday, a pedestrian slipped and fell while crossing the street just west of the intersection of Rymal Road East and Upper Centennial, said Staff Sgt. Jack Langhorn of the Hamilton police.

"It looks like he was standing on the centre median," he said. "He was standing on the median and slipped off that… and fell into the roadway."

Suddenly, he said, a four-door Mazda sedan — driven by a 82-year-old man — struck the pedestrian.

Paramedics rushed the man to hospital with “massive injuries,” but he died hours later, Langhorn said.

The driver was not injured. 

No charges have been laid in the fatal crash, but the Hamilton police’s collision reconstruction unit is still probing the incident. 

Langhorn said he wasn't able to confirm whether the death is the city's first pedestrian fatality of 2014. 


  • An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect location for the collision. In fact, it occurred just west of the intersection of Rymal Road East and the Upper Centennial Parkway.
    Feb 01, 2014 11:51 AM ET