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.
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.
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.