Police Seek Witness in Fatal Pedestrian Collision

By Ryan McGreal
Published October 31, 2012

Hamilton Police are looking for the driver of a white pick-up truck, who may have witnessed a fatal collision with a pedestrian on Sherman Avenue at 5:30 AM this morning.

According to the Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, the pick-up truck driver was headed northbound on Sherman and "may have swerved to avoid striking a pedestrian."

The pedestrian was then struck and killed by another vehicle also headed north in the west curb lane. The driver of that vehicle remained on the scene.

If you are the pick-up driver or have any information, please contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4755.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By TreyS (registered) | Posted November 02, 2012 at 17:13:35

Time to make Sherman North, 2-way.

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By Chris Angel (registered) | Posted November 07, 2012 at 13:57:13 in reply to Comment 82551

The person in question was in her pyjamas (covered by a coat). She was not out for an early morning jog or workout. I will not say more out of respect for the deceased and her family. Context is necessary in this case and most others actually. For more context check some of my comments regarding my support for bike lanes in this publication. I live in this area. It would be ridiculous to turn Sherman North of Barton into 2-way. There are very few homes beyond Barton and also few commercial enterprises which might also benefit from 2 way conversion. It is primarily Industrial and is better served in it's present form. South of Barton knock your self out, if the multi lane dragway does not do it for you.

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By LOL all over again (anonymous) | Posted November 03, 2012 at 20:11:39

Then the poor guy can get hit twice, by cars going in opposite directions.

Seems if one vehicle swerved around him and them got hit by a second then in all likely hood he was not paying attention to traffic or ignoring it completely. One way, two way is totally immaterial. If you refuse to pay attention to traffic when you cross the street you will get hurt and maybe killed.

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