Newmarket man charged after pedestrian charged in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police Service along with emergency services personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck in St. Catharines at 8:11 AM on Tuesday, October 3rd at the intersection of Glenridge Avenue and Glen Morris Drive. A male pedestrian in his 70s was being treated by Niagara EMS paramedics and St. Catharines Fire Service personnel. The male was transported to an out of region hospital in critical condition with what is believed to be life-threatening injuries. The initial investigation determined the pedestrian was struck as he crossed the roadway by a pickup truck being driven by a 41-year-old man from Newmarket. He has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with “Turn Not in Safety”. The intersection was closed during the investigation and reopened at approximately 3:15pm. This incident created traffic disruptions that also affected vehicles attending the two high schools in the immediate area. The condition of the male pedestrian has been upgraded. He remains in hospital with serious injuries.