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21-year-old pedestrian dies from injuries weeks after east Hamilton crash

Police say a 21-year-old Hamilton man has died after he was struck by a vehicle last month.
Police say a 21-year-old Hamilton man has died after he was struck by a vehicle last month. Don Mitchell / Global News

A 21-year-old man has died weeks after he was hit by a vehicle in east Hamilton.

Police say it happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, when the man was trying to cross the road from the south sidewalk near King Street East and Ottawa Street.

He was struck by a Jeep travelling westbound and suffered a serious head injury.

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On Sept. 9, police say the man succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

His name is not being released out of respect for his family.

The 45-year-old woman driving the jeep wasn’t injured. Police say she is cooperating with the investigation.

So far there’s no word on charges but the investigation is ongoing.

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Police are asking any witnesses to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4753 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

It’s the ninth fatal vehicle accident in Hamilton this year, and the fourth fatal incident involving a pedestrian.

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