One victim deceased,another loses a leg in an accident on Fairview at Woodview this morning

News 100 blackBy Staff

July 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

At approximately 10:00 am this morning , a citizen reported a motor vehicle driving erratically on Fairview Street in the City of Burlington. Moments later the motor vehicle left the roadway and struck an adult male pedestrian who was walking along the sidewalk.

HRPS crestThe motor vehicle continued moving and struck an adult female who was standing nearby in front of a business. The business was a former restaurant named “Chaps” located at 3419 Fairview Street, Burlington, Ontario. The motor vehicle then collided into the outdoor patio structure of the former restaurant that is adjacent to Fairview Street.

The adult male pedestrian suffered a life threatening injury as one of his legs was amputated below the knee as a result of the impact of the collision. This male victim was taken via air ambulance to the Hamilton General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The adult female pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene of the collision.

The adult male driver of the vehicle was taken by ambulance to the Hamilton General Hospital as a result of head injuries sustained in the collision with the patio structure.

There is currently a road closure on Fairview Street between Woodview Road and Commerce Court in the City of Burlington. The road is expected to be closed for several hours pending the traffic investigation.

The Halton Regional Police Service – Traffic Reconstruction Unit is investigating this fatal motor vehicle collision.

The deceased female pedestrian is 58 years of age and is a resident of the City of Burlington. Police are continuing to attempt next of kin notification.

The male pedestrian injured in this incident is 19 years of age and is a resident of the City of Burlington.  His family were notified and are at the hospital with him.  He is in serious medical condition at the hospital.

The male driver of the motor vehicle involved in this incident is 73 years of age and is a resident of the City of Burlington.  His family was notified and will be attending the hospital.  He is in stable medical condition at the hospital. 

The investigation is continuing and it is believed that the male driver may have had a medical issue while driving his motor vehicle which may have contributed to the traffic collision.

The police have not released the name of the victims or the driver of the vehicle.

graphic01Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Constable Oliver CAVES or Detective Constable Thien VU of the Halton Regional Police Service – Traffic Reconstruction Unit at 905.825.4747 Ext. 5124 or Ext. 5056 or Ext. 5065

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?”  Contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), or through the web at: www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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