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Police seek more input on Ontario St. accident

Jon Scattalon, 24, of Grimsby remains in serious but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle on Ontario Street Grimsby on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Police have narrowed the time of the accident to between 2:22 p.m. and 2:25 p.m.

The Grimsby Fire Department, along with the Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Niagara Regional Police Service, responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck on Ontario Street at the QEW westbound ramp.

Initial investigation is consistent with a 24-year-old Grimsby man coming into contact with a motor vehicle in the northbound lane of travel.

As a result, Scattalon landed on the asphalt road surface with significant force and suffered life-threatening head injuries and was transferred from the scene by ambulance to the Hamilton Health Sciences.

Police have determined that Scattalon had been socializing with friends at a night club located on King William Street in Hamilton.

Just before 2 a.m., he exited the night club and got separated from his friends in the area between John Street and Catharine Street, but was able to secure transportation back to the Grimsby area.

Police are asking for anyone with information regarding this fail to remain investigation to contact Police at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.

While the family is still requesting their privacy, they wish to thank everyone for their support and well wishes during this emotionally trying time.

They describe Jon as being an athletic young man who enjoys his sports and time with his friends equally as much as his family time.  He graduated from Brock University last year with an Honours Degree in Bio-Chem and a Minor in Physics.

The family would like to appeal for the person(s) involved in this life changing incident to turn themselves into Police. 

This incident remains under investigation by Detectives of the Collision Reconstruction Unit with the assistance of #8 District Criminal Investigation Branch.

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