Woman, child seriously injured after hit and run on Ottawa Street in Hamilton

Police say two people were sent to hospital after a fail to remain incident on Ottawa Street North July 10, 2022. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

A mother and child were sent to hospital with serious injuries Sunday afternoon following a failure to remain collision on Ottawa Street North in Hamilton, according to police.

Investigators say the woman in her 30s and her 10-year-old son were struck by an SUV around  4 p.m. on Ottawa near Dalhousie Avenue.

“The vehicle left the roadway, mounted the curb and struck the pair as they were walking northbound on the sidewalk,” a police spokesperson said in a release.

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“The driver of the motor vehicle, a black 2008 Chevy Equinox, ran from the scene prior to police arrival.”

A collision reconstruction team is investigating and seeking witnesses as well as any dash cam or security camera footage from the area, police said.

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Anyone with information can reach out to Hamilton Police or Crime Stoppers.

The incident comes as the city grapples with 14 traffic-related fatalities so far in 2022 including the death of 11 pedestrians.

There have also been a number of serious and life-altering crashes, including a four-year-old boy struck last Monday night near to Sherman Avenue North and Clinton Street.

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