March 15, 2016 12:51 pm

Elderly pedestrian in Hamilton seriously injured after suspected impaired collision

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HAMILTON – An 83-year-old Hamilton woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a suspected drunk driver.

Hamilton police say she was walking in the Summercrest Dr. area when she was hit by a car pulling out of a driveway.

They say the 31-year-old driver stayed on scene and tried to help the woman, but have determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The man, whose name has not been released, is charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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