Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in separate incidents on Thursday in St. Catharines, both suffering life-threatening injuries.
The first occurred on Niagara St. near Geneva St. around 6 p.m.
Police say investigation revealed an 82-year-old St. Catharines man was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Niagara St. when a 32-year-old St. Catharines woman attempting to cross Niagara St. stepped into the path of the vehicle.
The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital before being transported to an out-of-town hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Chevrolet did not suffer any physical injuries.
The second incident occurred at around 9:55 p.m.
Police investigation revealed that a 2006 Lexus SUV driven by a 72-year-old St.Catharines male was headed westbound on Dieppe Rd. when the vehicle struck a 21-year-old St. Catharines man.
This pedestrian also suffered life-threatening injuries and was similarly taken to a local hospital before being transported to an out of town hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Lexus did not suffer any physical injuries.
Both collisions remains under investigation by detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Services Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Any witnesses with information regarding this collision are asked to contact investigators at 905-688-4111, ext. 5500.