Niagara Regional Police say on October 3, 2023, at 8:11am they responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck in St. Catharines.
Officers attended at the intersection of Glenridge Avenue and Glen Morris Drive. A male pedestrian in his 70s was being treated by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and St. Catharines Fire Service personnel. The male was transported to an out of region hospital in critical condition with what is believed to be life-threatening injuries.
The initial investigation determined the pedestrian was struck as he crossed the roadway by a grey 2019 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by a 41-year-old man from Newmarket.
The 41-year-old man has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario with the offence of not turning in safety.
The intersection was closed during the investigation and reopened at approximately 3:15pm. This incident created traffic disruptions that also affected vehicles attending the two high schools in the immediate area.
The condition of the male pedestrian has been upgraded. He remains in hospital with serious injuries.
Detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit and Forensic Services Unit attended the scene and assisted 1 District uniform officers. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating 1 District officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1024233 reference incident number 23 – 111063.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.