One person is in hospital and Cootes Drive is closed after an accident involving a car and a fire truck.
A Hamilton fire department pumper truck on its way to a Dundas call was westbound on Cootes when it collided with a car in the intersection at Olympic Drive. It’s not clear which had the right of way.
While it appears the pumper suffered little damage, the driver’s side of the small, four-door sedan was stove in from one wheel to the other.
The driver of the car was taken to hospital. Officials haven’t released the extent of that person’s injuries.
Traffic using the intersection was re-routed over King Street between Olympic and downtown Dundas until Hamilton police eventually closed Cootes Drive at Main Street West in Hamilton and East Street South in Dundas.