East Hamilton crash sends young girl to McMaster Children’s Hospital, police investigating

A young girl is recovering at McMaster Children's Hospital after a crash in East Hamilton. Lisa Polewski / Global News

A five-year-old girl is recovering at McMaster Children’s Hospital after suffering a life-threatening injury in a crash in East Hamilton early Tuesday morning.

Hamilton police say officers, along with firefighters and paramedics, were called at around 2 a.m. to the South Service Road, near Centennial Parkway North, where a 2016 Mercedes-Benz sedan had crashed into a traffic light pole in the centre median.

Police say it appears the vehicle, which was being driven by a 32-year-old woman from Brampton, lost control and slammed into the light standard.

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The young girl was transported to hospital with a life-threatening injury and police say she is currently in stable condition.

Police say speed has not been ruled out as a factor in the collision, but investigators say they believe impairment was not a contributing factor.

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The Collision Reconstruction Unit is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or arrived shortly afterwards, to contact police at 905-546-4753 or 905-546-4755.

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