An offer is being made to improve safety on Barton and Wellington streets, less than three weeks after a tragic collision at that intersection.
A 65-year-old man died on October 28 when he was hit by a dump truck while trying to cross the intersection on his mobility scooter.
A motion presented to the Hamilton public works committee on Monday, by Ward 3 Coun. Nrinder Nann, will lead to a road safety audit at that location.
Scooter man killed in Hamilton dump truck collision
Nann’s motion says that the audit will be based on Vision Zero principles, and recommendations will be presented to committee members in late June 2022.
The motion was seconded by Ward 2 Coun. Jason Farr, who recognizes the intersection of Barton St. E and Wellington St. N, has needed “special attention.”
Mike Field, Hamilton’s acting director of transportation operations, promises a comprehensive review of the function of the intersection. “
“Everything and anything is in the playbook,” adds Field, regarding possible security enhancements.
Hamilton police are investigating, but have ruled out speed and driver disability as contributing factors to the Oct. 28 death.
The incident was Hamilton’s 13th traffic-related death in 2021.
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