Pedestrian struck by car in Saint-Michel
Vehicle was turning north on Pie-IX from 44th Street when it struck the 58-year-old victim
Montreal police temporarily closed a section of Pie-IX Boulevard early Saturday between 43rd and 45th streets to investigate a collision that left a 58-year-old pedestrian in critical condition.
The road has since been reopened and the victim's life is out of danger, police say.
Witnesses called 911 at around 3:45 a.m. to report the incident which occurred at the corner of 44th Street and Pie-IX Boulevard, about 11 blocks north of Highway 40 in the borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the male victim on the ground with a head injury, according to Montreal police spokesperson Const. Caroline Chèvrefils.
The 45-year-old driver was not injured.
A witness told police the vehicle was headed west on 44th Street and it struck the victim as it turned north on Pie-IX Boulevard.
He was transported to hospital and the Montreal police department's collision investigation unit quickly established a perimeter, closing part of Pie-IX Boulevard.
By 7:40 a.m., Chèvrefils said the man was in stable condition and the road was open to traffic.