May 22, 2019 10:40 am
Updated: May 22, 2019 1:11 pm

‘Street racing incident’ causes closure of Queen Street mountain access: Hamilton police

Hamilton police say an overnight "street racing incident" resulted in a damaged hydro pole and road closure at Beckett Drive.

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Hamilton police say a 21-year old man from Scarborough man is facing dangerous driving charges after colliding with a hydro pole on Queen Street South in Hamilton.

Officers closed the Queen Street mountain access on Wednesday morning after what they say was a “street racing incident” that resulted in the crash.

Investigators believe two vehicles travelled southbound “side by side” through the Aberdeen and Queen Street South intersection, just after 1:00A.M.

The driver of a 2018 black Honda Civic lost control and collided with the hydro pole causing it to fall and block all lanes of traffic.

The impact also knocked down wires which blocked the road at Beckett Drive, police told Global News Radio 900 CHML.

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The driver was transported to hospital and suffered only minor injuries.

He’s been released and expected to Appear in a Hamilton court on June 20, 2019.

Officers are searching for a second vehicle.

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Police continue with an investigation and ask any witnesses to reach out to police at (905) 546-4725.

The incident added another closure for morning commuters as resurfacing of the Red Hill Valley Parkway will close the roadway through July and possibly into August.

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