Waterloo man identified by Hamilton Police as pedestrian killed on Red Hill Parkway November 28

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Published December 5, 2023 at 12:38 pm

Red Hill Parkway

Hamilton Police say the pedestrian killed on the Red Hill Parkway in the early hours of November 28 had stolen a motorcycle in Kitchener earlier in the evening and had run out of gas.

The man, identified only as a 35 year-old from Waterloo, was struck and killed by a transport truck in the northbound lanes of the highway, just south of the QEW, just before 2 a.m. The abandoned Honda motorcycle was found near the scene.

Both directions of the Red Hill Valley Parkway were closed for the investigation through the morning rush hours that day; re-opening at 11:30 a.m.

Hamilton Police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the fatality and is asking anyone with new information to contact the CRU at (905) 546-4753 or [email protected]. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

Red Hill Valley Pkwy is a seven-kilometre expressway which opened in 2007 to connect the Lincoln Alexander Parkway to the QEW. The expressway cost the city $245 million in both construction costs and several lawsuits, and is the subject of several reports – including one buried by a former City of Hamilton employee – that revealed lack of visibility, poor lighting and a perceived slipperiness from the very beginning.

The first fatal collision occurred in 2012 and by 2018 six people had died in collisions on the Parkway.

The City has since taken steps to improve its record management, improve conditions on the Red Hill Parkway and ensure future road projects are safer for all users.

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