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Pedestrian, dog dead after east Hamilton hit and run

Hamilton police say a man and a dog were killed in an alleged hit and run incident near Lawrence Road near Cochrane Road on Jan 30, 2022. Global News

Hamilton police’s first reported fatality of 2022 in the city is a man and his dog, hit by a vehicle near the east Mountain on Sunday night.

Investigators are categorizing the collision as a ‘fail to remain at the scene’ incident which happened just after 9 p.m. in the area of Lawrence Road near Cochrane Road, west of the Red Hill Valley Parkway and King Street East.

“Upon arrival police located a pedestrian and dog on the ground,” Const. Indy Bharaj told Global News in an email on Monday morning.

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“The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.”

In an afternoon update, Bharaj said the dog, 3, succumbed to injuries at the scene.

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The male pedestrian, 70, later died shortly after arriving at a hospital.

It’s believed the suspect vehicle is a white Chevrolet and may have “front end” damage.

The HPS Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken on the investigation and are looking for witnesses to the occurrence.

 

 

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