Montreal

Elderly pedestrian dead after being hit by car that jumped sidewalk in Villeray

A man in his 70s is dead after he was struck by a car whose driver, reversing to park, hit the wrong pedal, accelerating instead of braking and jumping the curb.

Police say the man in his 70s was on sidewalk when driver hit wrong pedal, accelerating instead of braking

A man in his 70s was killed while standing on the sidewalk, after a driver hit him while trying to park on L.-O.-David Street. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

A man in his 70s is dead after he was hit by a car while walking along the sidewalk in Montreal's Villeray neighbourhood.

Police say the collision happened at 11:20 a.m., near the corner of L.-O.-David Street and Papineau Avenue.

The driver of the car, also a man in his 70s, was trying to park on the north side of L.-O.-David. According to police, he was backing up when he hit the wrong pedal. He accelerated instead of braking, striking the man on the sidewalk.

Police say the 70-year-old man was hit while he was on the sidewalk at the corner of L.-O.-David and Papineau streets. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)
The pedestrian was transported to hospital, where his death was confirmed.

Police investigators are meeting with the driver to get more details about the incident.

The intersection where the fatal collision occurred is closed as the investigation continues.

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