One man dead after multi-vehicle crash on York Boulevard near 403 on-ramp

A man is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on York Boulevard near the 403 on-ramp on Saturday evening.

Initial reports from police said seven vehicles were involved, but an update by police only lists three vehicles that made contact.

Dave Thompson, a supervisor with Hamilton Paramedic Service, told CBC Hamilton this morning not all vehicles believed to be involved hit each other, “as they had to swerve to avoid.”

Police say at roughly 7:30 p.m., a 61-year-old Hamilton man was driving a 2003 Nissan sedan southbound on York Boulevard (toward downtown) on the bridge near the QEW on-ramp.

“He then entered the northbound lanes and into the path of a 2008 Jeep Liberty,” read a news release from police.

“The front driver side of the Nissan vehicle struck the rear drivers side of the Jeep vehicle.”

Police say the Jeep sustained “significant damage” before stopping along the east curb.

Officers say the Nissan spun counter-clockwise into a 2022 Mercedes-Benz, with the front end of the Mercedes-Benz hitting the front passenger door of the Nissan. Both vehicles stopped along the curb.

Police say the 61-year-old man in the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thompson said a woman in her 20s was taken to hospital in stable condition, but police say two women in the back of the Mercedes-Benz were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police say impairment and speed aren’t ruled out as causes of the crash yet.

CBC is seeking clarity from police on some of the details of the crash.

The collision closed the road for six hours.

This is the city’s 13th traffic fatality this year and the second involving a driver.

Witnesses who have yet to speak with police are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4753.

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