Police block off a road in PelhamAn 80-year-old Fonthill man has died after a single motor vehicle collision in Pelham, Thursday morning.

Niagara Regional Police say the man was stopped at the red light on Rice Road, at the intersection of Regional Road 20, when he suffered from a “medical event and lost control of the vehicle.”

The 2000 Cadillac he was driving crossed the intersection, travelled through a parking lot and across Hurricane Road before colliding with a tree in the front yard of a home at about 9:15 a.m.

The man was pronounced dead while his 87-year-old female passenger was uninjured.

Police closed the area to traffic for several hours following the crash, to allow the collision reconstruction unit to investigate.

Roads were closed as far south as the intersection of Port Robinson and Rice roads, more than 4 km away; and police asked motorists to avoid the area between Merrittville Highway to the east, and Pelham Street to the west.

At the scene, Sgt. Ron Tufford said that the extent of the road closure was due to the “complicated intersection” where the collision occurred, because of heavy traffic where Hurricane Road intersects Rice Road in the area.

The identity of the man has not been released by police.

The collision remains under investigation by the collision reconstruction unit.

Any witnesses with information regarding this collision are asked to contact investigators at 905-688-4111, ext. 5500.

Source: Welland Tribune