Richard Yates of Hamilton dies after being hit by a truck

The Hamilton Police Service is investigating the City’s 12th traffic fatality where a pedestrian was struck by a truck.

On Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at approximately 3:15 p.m. a pedestrian was on the sidewalk at James St. N. and King William St., Hamilton. The pedestrian tripped or stumbled off the sidewalk and went into the path of a slow moving commercial motor vehicle. The pedestrian got trapped under the wheels of the vehicle and was struck. The driver stopped immediately and emergency services were notified. A doctor was passing by at the time and offered assistance. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hamilton Police Service Collision Reconstruction Team attended to investigate the collision. The deceased is a 55 yr. old Hamilton man. Next of kin have been notified and are in the process of notifying their family. The name of the deceased is being withheld until the family has had an opportunity to notify their extended family.

There were several witnesses to the collision who assisted with the investigation as this is a high pedestrian area. There are no charges expected against the truck driver. A post mortem on the deceased will be conducted today.

This is the 5th pedestrian who has died as a result of motor vehicle collision on Hamilton streets in 2010.

Richard YATES, 55 yrs. of Hamilton was the victim of the City’s 12th traffic fatality.

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