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Paul Morse, The Hamilton Spectator,
DUNDAS (Aug 15, 2008)
An elderly woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a utility company pickup truck while crossing a street.
Hamilton police say the 89-year-old woman was crossing Governor's Road at Ogilvie Street just before noon yesterday when she was struck by the Union Gas vehicle.
Staff Sergeant Dominic Palmieri says the northbound pickup turned left onto Governor's Road and collided with the woman who was crossing Governor's on the green light.
Police say they believe the woman was returning to her nearby apartment building after shopping for groceries.
"The pedestrian had stepped off the curb and had taken a couple of steps when she was struck," Palmieri said.
She was taken to Hamilton General Hospital with head and chest injuries where she underwent an emergency CT scan of her head.
Police were forced to close the intersection for most of yesterday afternoon while Hamilton police collision reconstruction unit experts investigated.