Police say, at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 the Niagara Regional Police Service, along with the St. Catharines Fire Services and the Niagara Emergency Medical Services responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck on Lakeshore Road west of Geneva Street in the City of St. Catharines, within the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario.
Initial investigation revealed that a 33-year-old St. Catharines man was attempting to cross from the north side of Lakeshore Road approximately 50 metres west of the intersection of Geneva Street. At the same time a 42-year-old St. Catharines man was operating his 2009 Ford F250 westbound on Lakeshore Road. As the pedestrian entered onto the roadway, he stepped into the path of the Ford. The driver attempted to avoid the collision but the pedestrian was struck by the front of the Ford and thrown onto the roadway.
The 42-year-old driver of the Ford was not injured in the collision.
The 33-year-old pedestrian was initially transported to the Niagara Health System St. Catharines Site with unknown injuries. The scene was held for several hours until it was determined that the pedestrian’s injuries were life-threatening in nature, at which time he was transferred to the Hamilton Health Sciences General Site. At the time of this release the 33-year-old pedestrian remains in stable but critical condition.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. the Collision Reconstruction Unit was contacted to take over the investigation and the intersection remained closed for several hours but is now open to all traffic at this time.
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this collision and ask that any witnesses with information regarding this incident contact Police at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.
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