Passing away a few hours after admittance to the Hamilton General hospital, Alex Lachak, a resident of this district, was the victim of an accident at the Queen Elizabeth Way and Nelles Road, east of Grimsby when he was struck by a car in charge of Arnold Pickett, 22, of Trafalgar, Sunday night about 9:30.
The driver of the car, who is at present employed at Welland, told the police that he was driving east on the Queen Elizabeth Way when the pedestrian appeared suddenly at the intersection immediately to the left of the car ahead of him. Although he claimed to have swerved to the right, Pickett said the unfortunate man walked into the left front fender of his car. A car following the Pickett car, and driven by A.B. Cayley, of Toronto, was able to stop in time to prevent striking the man after he had been thrown to the pavement. It was apparent that the pedestrian had crossed the westbound lane of the highway and the boulevard and came in contact with the car as he was crossing the eastbound lane. At the time of the accident driving conditions were made difficult because of a light rainfall.
Mr. Lachak had lived in and around Grimsby for some time, having been employed by fruit growers and others in the vicinity.
As far as can be learned the deceased man was unmarried but there is one brother living in Toronto.
Provincial Constables A.E. Reilly and Ernest Hart, of Grimsby, are investigating.