NIAGARA FALLS – A 76-year-old Quebec man is dead and his wife and grandson are in hospital after being stuck by a truck while crossing the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Tuesday night.
The incident happened around 10:02 p.m.
Niagara Regional Police say the three were crossing the Niagara Parkway, south of Murray Street, from the east to the west side when they were struck by a 1996 Ford pickup truck travelling southbound on the Niagara Parkway.
As a result of the collision, all three pedestrians were knocked to the ground.
The 76-year-old man, who is from St. Donat, Que., was pronounced dead at the scene. His 75-year-old wife was taken to Greater Niagara General hospital and later transferred to Hamilton General hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries.
The 14-year-old grandson was taken to Greater Niagara General hospital, but later airlifted to McMaster hospital, in Hamilton. Police describe his injuries as serious, but not life-threatening.
The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 55-year-old Edward Coop, of Niagara Falls.
Coop, who was not injured, has since been charged with impaired operation causing death, two counts of impaired operation causing bodily harm, over 80 causing death, two counts of over 80 causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
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