On Monday June 4th, 2012 at 5:50 pm, the Niagara Regional Police along with Niagara EMS and the St. Catharines Fire Department, responded to a report of two pedestrians that had been struck by a motor vehicle in the parking lot of the Mid-Town Plaza located at 120 Welland Avenue in the city of St. Catharines, Ontario. Initial report revealed that a 23 year-old female from St. Catharines was operating her grey 2007 Ford Focus northbound on Clark Street, south of Welland Avenue when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle mounted the curb and entered the parking lot of the Mid-Town Plaza and struck a 27 year-old male from Brantford, Ontario and a 49 year-old female pedestrian from Thamesford, Ontario. The vehicle continued in a northerly direction through the parking lot and mounted another curb and crossed into Welland Avenue. The vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic on Welland Avenue, mounted the sidewalk on the north side of the street and collided with a vacant building located at 107 Welland Avenue. The female driver was taken to the St.Catharines General Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries and was later treated and released from hospital. The female pedestrian was taken to the St.Catharines General Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The male pedestrian was also taken to the St. Catharines General Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
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