|A man was killed on the Niagara Parkway and two other pedestrians hospitalized when they were struck by a vehicle at 10 p.m., Tuesday night. The driver was charged with three counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, police say. (HARRY ROSETTANI, Special to QMI Agency)
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. ó A Niagara Falls man is accused of drunk driving causing death after a pickup truck struck and killed a 76-year-old man and seriously injured his wife and grandson while they were walking along the Niagara Parkway Tuesday night.
Police said a Ford pickup truck was travelling southbound on the parkway when it struck three people and knocked them to the ground.
The victim, from Saint-Donat, Que., was pronounced dead at the scene. His 75-year-old wife and their 14-year-old grandson from Montreal were taken to a local hospital but later airlifted to hospitals in Hamilton.
As of Wednesday afternoon, police said the woman was in serious condition and the teen was in stable condition.
The 55-year-old driver of the truck, Edward Coop, wasnít injured.
Heís charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and two counts of impaired operation causing bodily harm.
The parkway, a popular walking area for tourists because it runs along the edge of the falls, was reopened Wednesday morning.
The victims havenít been identified.