In the early morning hours of Sunday, a 20-year-old pedestrian was hit by an oncoming vehicle as he traveled on the shoulder of Highway 3 in Leamington; he died shortly thereafter.
At approximately 12:10 a.m. on October 5, the unidentified man was struck while walking eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 3 near County Road 27. One witness, a man named John Kairouz, was getting a ride from a friend when they saw the accident happen.
Kairouz described the accident to The Windsor Star, noting that the man was walking against the flow of traffic when a car in front of him swerved, possibly to avoid an animal. The headlights of Kairouzs vehicle then shone on the man, who was so close to his car he claims he could have reached his hand out of the window and touched him.
Kairouz says the man was so close to his vehicle that he could have reached his hand out of the window and touched him.
Kairouz called authorities to report the man, but while he was on the phone the pedestrian was struck by a car traveling behind them.
Kairouz and his friend rushed to assist in the accident, where he said the airbag had deployed and the hood of the vehicle was destroyed. The pedestrian was struck by a black Nissan SUV driven by a woman who was not visibly injured.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Ontario Provincial Police continue to investigate the accident.
Greg Monforton & Partners sends our condolences to all those involved in the accident; we hope police can determine a cause soon.
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