Police record third traffic fatality in the Region for 2011

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  December 5, 2011  Burlington recorded its third traffic fatality for 2011 when Henry John Grasso of Brantford, Ontario was pronounced dead at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital after being taken their by Emergency Measures Services after being struck by an automobile at the intersection of Appleby Line at Harrison Court, just north of Dundas Street.

An initial investigation has revealed that the pedestrian, a 51 year old Brantford man, was walking eastbound in the north crosswalk when he was struck by a northbound Nissan Maxima.  The operator of the Nissan, a 25yr old Burlington man and his passenger, a 22 year old Oakville woman were not injured.  The woman however was treated at the scene for shock by paramedics.

Due to this being a fatality, members of the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) were called in to take carriage of the investigation.  The intersection was closed for over 5 hours while Reconstructionists collected evidence and measured the scene.

This is the 15th traffic fatality to occur on roadways patrolled by Halton Regional Police for 2011, and the 3rd to occur in the City of Burlington.

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