Teenage skateboarder is Hamilton’s sixth traffic fatality

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A 15-year-old Hamilton girl who was struck by a car has died from her injuries.

The teen was on her skateboard on Old Mohawk Rd. in Hamilton when she was hit by a 2008 Honda, driven by a 21-year-old Hamilton man, on April 25.

According to police, he remained at the scene and tried to help the girl until paramedics arrived.

She was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Hamilton Police took to Twitter to share the tragic news, adding their thoughts are with the girl’s family.

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At the time, the Collision Reconstruction Unit was called in to take over the investigation, which has since been completed.

No charges have been laid.

This is the city’s sixth traffic fatality of 2021.

In December, an 11-year-old Hamilton boy was crossing an intersection with a crossing guard before he was hit by a driver who allegedly ran a red light. The boy died later in a local hospital.

A 28-year-old Hamilton man was charged with dangerous driving causing death.

Earlier this year, Hamilton followed in Toronto’s footsteps and launched Vision Zero, which aims for safer streets through a variety of factors, though it’s been argued that the concept costs more than what it hopes to accomplish.


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