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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
No charges laid after pedestrian struck in Old Town

A 76-year-old man is in stable condition in hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in Niagara-on-the-Lake Sunday night.

Niagara Regional Police said the accident happened near Mississauga and Centre streets in Old Town around 9:30 p.m.

The man was taken to hospital via air ambulance for “treatment of what were believed to be critical injuries,” a police spokesperson said in an email  to The Lake Report.

The driver and his passenger remained at the scene after the accident. No charges have been laid, police said.

Mississauga Street resident Sharon Rooney said the accident happened right in front of her house.

At around 9:15 p.m., she heard brakes squealing, followed by a loud bang.

Rooney's husband went out to see what happened and saw a man unconscious on the road. 

The driver and his passenger were at the scene. Police and ambulance arrived a short time later, she said.

The pedestrian is a NOTL resident, Rooney said.

“It was a big fright because it was very quiet. It was very dark. And there was very little traffic on the road, so it was bit of a shock,” Rooney told The Lake Report.

She said the street between William and Centre streets was also taped off until around 2 a.m.

Police have not released the names of those involved or any other details about the incident.

It was the second incident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle in as many nights in NOTL.  

Late Saturday, a 33-year-old NOTL woman was struck in a hit-and-run near Concession 7 Road and Line 6.

She suffered serious injuries and died Monday afternoon.

See details of that story here.

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