Pedestrian struck by car in Saint-Michel

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.

Vehicle was turning north on Pie-IX from 44th Street when it struck the 58-year-old victim

Montreal police's collision investigation unit was in Saint-Michel early Saturday, investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a turning vehicle. (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada)

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.

Montreal police closed a section of Pie-IX Boulevard between 43 and 45th streets to investigate the collision early Saturday. (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada)

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.