Pedestrian dead after collision on Main Street West in Hamilton

Hamilton police investigating a crash on Main Street West on May 5, 2022. Global News

Hamilton Police are investigating a pedestrian death following a collision in the city’s west end on Thursday.

A police spokesperson says a 49-year-old woman is the deceased as a result of the crash near Main Street West and Locke Street.

Investigators say the woman was a bus operator who had stopped to pick up a passenger.

Witness Richard Newsome, who was walking his dog on Main, characterized the crash as a “tornado.”

He believes the black Honda sedan, driven by a 75-year-old woman, was “aiming for a parking lot.”

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“She got up to 80 (kilometres per hour), climbed the sidewalk, collided with the porch of the house and … sign after that … then rolled through between the building and the DART bus,” Newsome said.

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The driver of the 2012 Civic did not suffer any injury and was arrested at the scene.

She has since been released.

Collision investigators say impairment was not a factor in the incident.

Hamilton has seen a rash of collisions in the first four months of 2022.

Ten pedestrians have died in 11 collisions, so far this year.

Any one with information can reach out to the Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4755 or Crime Stoppers.

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