Three seriously injured in downtown single motor vehicle collision

On Friday, April 29, 2022, shortly before 11:00 p.m., a 21-year-old Hamilton man was driving a 2016 Volkswagen vehicle westbound on Hunter Street West toward the staggered intersection of Queen Street South. The driver failed to negotiate the vehicle through the intersection and struck a fence as well as protective concrete blocks. This caused extensive damage to the vehicle and caused parts of the concrete blocks to fall onto the train tracks below. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved in this collision.

Witnesses activated 9-1-1 which paramedics attended and transported the driver and two other passengers, both 19-year-old men from Hamilton, to hospital. It was determined at the hospital that all of the men suffered serious injuries. These injuries included torso trauma and spinal fractures.

Due to the severity of the injuries, the Hamilton Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit was activated and began the investigation.

If you have any information that you believe may assist police in the investigation of this collision, please contact Detective Constable Ben Paterson of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4755.

Investigators could not rule out any contributing factors.

The intersection was closed for approximately 7 hours for the investigation and subsequent road maintenance.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous information online at

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