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Bradford man, 81, dies at hospital following collision

The man was hit while standing on the road to survey damage to his vehicle in an earlier accident Dec. 30
At the scene of a crash Dec. 30 on Holland Street West near Deer Run Crescent in Bradford West Gwillimbury when a man was hit by a car after a two-vehicle crash. Submitted photo

An 81-year-old Bradford man struck by a vehicle on Holland Street West in Bradford has succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

On Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 around 7 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the area of Holland Street West and Deer Run Crescent in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

Officers learned that a westbound Hyundai Tuscon stopped on Holland Street West to make a left turn onto Deer Run Crescent was rear-ended by a Jeep Liberty. Both drivers exited their vehicles and stood in the road to assess the damage. A third westbound vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, then collided with the Jeep, pushing it forward where it struck the Jeep driver.

Paramedics transported the 81-year-old Bradford man to a local hospital. He was later taken to a Toronto trauma centre with critical injuries. The man passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.

The other drivers suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for several hours for a a collision reconstruction investigation by Traffic Unit officers.

The investigation is ongoing.