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Man in hospital with serious injuries after hit-and-run in Hamilton: police

Hamilton police say a man was hit by an SUV around 9 p.m. on Friday night on Main Street East.
Hamilton police say a man was hit by an SUV around 9 p.m. on Friday night on Main Street East. Don Mitchell / Global News

An unknown man is in hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run in Central Hamilton, according to police.

Collision reconstruction investigators say the man was hit Friday night around 9:00 p.m. on the Main Street East crosswalk on the west side of Sanford Avenue.

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It’s believed he was hit by an eastbound dark-coloured SUV which did not remain on scene.

The man was transported to the Hamilton General Hospital and remains in critical but stable condition.

Police believe the suspect vehicle should have extensive damage to the front end and windshield.

Initially, investigators were unable to identify the male pedestrian and were looking for the publics help. However, in a release on Saturday night, detectives said they had a name but did not reveal it as per the service’s policy on not identifying victims.

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In their identity search, police said the man was aged 50-70 years old, about 6 feet wearing grey shorts, white t-shirt, and white running shoes. The individual walked with the assistance of a cane.

Anyone with information can reach out to the collision reconstruction unit at (905) 546-4753 or (905) 546-4755.

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