Mourning family asks for signalling at Rosemont corner
Relatives demand change after 66-year-old hit and killed by bus near metro station
A Montreal family is urging borough officials to deal with a busy intersection near the Rosemont metro station where a relative was hit and killed this past summer.
SayamSrey, 66, died after being hit by a bus in August while she was trying to cross Rosemont Boulevard near St-Vallier Street.
Jennifer Srey, the victim’s sister-in-law, was at the Rosemont-La Petite Patrie borough council meeting Monday night to find out what officials are doing to prevent future incidents.
"It was a random act that was totally preventable,” Srey said.
“After getting over the shock ... when we went to the intersection to see where she'd been hit, it became glaringly clear that there were issues with the way the traffic flows."
Srey is asking for the borough to consider installing signalling for pedestrians and buses.
François Croteau, mayor of Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, said he didn’t know about the deadly collision.
However, he said this isn’t the first time he’s heard concerns about the busy intersection.
"We're going to work with the STM to make sure the intersection is more secure,” Croteau said.
Croteau has yet to commit to any specific plans, but he said the borough will be studying traffic at the intersection and taking into consideration any measures that could help increase its safety.