Hamilton Police have arrested a 15-year-old male after he struck and killed another 15-year-old male yesterday. Both were students at Sir Thomas More Catholic Secondary School.
On Wednesday, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Upper Paradise Road in Hamilton.
Information was that a dark blue 2008 Dodge Caliber had struck a 15-year-old pedestrian. The collision occurred near the intersection of Upper Paradise Street at Kordun Street, just south of Stone Church Road.
The 15-year-old male was driving the Dodge vehicle northbound at a high rate of speed in the middle turn lane on Upper Paradise Road when he struck the 15-year-old teen who was walking home from school as he attempted to cross over Upper Paradise Road. The boy was thrown into the air and struck a northbound stopped vehicle.
The driver took off.
Citizens who witnessed this tragedy immediately came to the aid of the pedestrian until emergency personnel arrived. The male was transported to hospital however was pronounced deceased a short time later.
With the assistance of the public, the vehicle was quickly located and the driver identified and arrested. The accused remains in custody.
Responding to the tragedy HWCDSSB Chair Patrick Daly tweeted, “Our entire Catholic school system is united in prayer for the repose of his soul, his family and the @stmcss community.” Counselling is being offered to students.
The investigation remains ongoing and police are asking any witnesses or vehicles with dash camera video that would have been in the area at the time of the incident to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4753.
To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.