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Pedestrian suffers head injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Guelph: police

Guelph police are asking for any witnesses to come forward. Global News / File

Guelph police say a pedestrian suffered significant head injuries after he was hit by a vehicle in the city’s west end on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Speedvale Avenue and Elmira Road at around 6:15 a.m. for reports of a collision involving a pedestrian.

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Police said a 27-year-old man was crossing Speedvale Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle that was making a right turn.

The man was taken to a local hospital but has since been released.

Police didn’t comment on any charges but said the investigation is still ongoing.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam video of the incident is asked to call police at 519-824-1212 ext. 7529.

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It’s the second time a pedestrian has been struck at that intersection in less than a month after a 48-year-old man was killed on Feb. 4.

Police said he was trying to cross Speedvale Avenue at 7 a.m. when he was hit by a Toyota.

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Police said no charges were laid in that investigation because the pedestrian was crossing against the light when he struck.

 

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The service is reminding pedestrians and drivers to be aware of their surroundings at all times, and when possible, make eye contact with other road users.

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