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Mother facing charges in east Hamilton collision that injured daughter

Don Mitchell, Global News

A mother from Peel region is facing a pair of charges for failing to put a seatbelt on her daughter, who was injured in an east Hamilton crash in September, according to police.

Investigators say the 32-year-old driver from Brampton hit a light standard with a 2016 Mercedes-Benz on the morning of Sept. 8 at the intersection of Centennial Parkway and South Service Road.

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

The woman’s five-year-old daughter, a passenger in the car, had to be transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Though detectives have ruled out speed as a factor in the accident, the mother has been charged with careless driving.

Police say the victim is no longer in hospital but has not fully recovered from her injuries.

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