According to a statement by Niagara Regional Police, a 66-year-old Ridgeville resident was struck and killed this morning by a motorist on Effingham Street.

The female pedestrian, whom police have not named, was struck by a 2006 VW Jetta, being driven by a 51-year-old Fonthill resident, also unnamed, at around 11 AM.

Police say that the Jetta was travelling southbound on Effingham, north of Foss Road. The woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver did not suffer physical injury.

The collision remains under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Services Collision Reconstruction Unit.  Any witnesses with information are asked to contact investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.




  1. Sincere condolences to this lady’s family for such a terrible loss. Over the past few years, I have noticed the decline of common road courtesies. Rural roads have narrow lanes, no sidewalks and tiny (or non-existent)shoulders – there is NO room for pedestrians to get out of the way and normal driving practices like slowing down and moving over have largely disappeared. The massive influx of citiots escaping the progressive paradise of Toronto has accelerated this sad trend. When additional distractions like ‘smart’ phone use, legal dope and alcohol are considered our roads have become a lethal menace to cyclists and pedestrians.

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