A 61-year-old man died in a multi-vehicle accident in Hamilton on Saturday evening.
Hamilton Police responded to an incident in the York Boulevard and Highway 403 area around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Police initially said seven different vehicles were involved in the crash which left one dead and seven injured.
Hamilton paramedics told Global News that five vehicles were involved.
Police say the driver of a 2003 Nissan sedan was driving southbound along York Boulevard when he entered the northbound lane, driving into the path of an oncoming 2008 Jeep Liberty.
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The Nissan struck the rear driver’s side of the Jeep, which sustained substantial damage and came to a stop along the east sidewalk of the street, police said.
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The Nissan spun into the path of a Mercedes-Benz and was struck by the entire front of the vehicle, before the two cars also came to a stop along the eastern curb, police said.
The driver of the Jeep was a 30-year-old man from Hamilton, while the Mercedes-Benz was driven by a 27-year-old man from the United States, police said.
Paramedics said the man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene, while a woman in her 20s was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Six other people, including three other women in their twenties and a two-month-old baby, were assessed on the spot and either released or refused the offer of transport.
The Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit was also at the scene.
Police have not ruled out impairment or speeding as factors that led to the accident.
– With files from Don Mitchell of Global News
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