Montreal

Pedestrian dies after being hit by truck in downtown Montreal

Police believe the pedestrian, a woman in her 70s, was crossing Viger Street at St-Urbain Street when she was hit.

Police had cordoned off the intersection around Viger and St-Urbain streets

Police believe a truck was going heading on St-Urbain Street when it turned west onto Viger Street, hitting the pedestrian, who was crossing the street. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck in downtown Montreal.

Police said the victim is a 74-year-old woman.

She was crossing Viger Street at St-Urbain Street when she was hit by a truck, which was turning right onto Viger, Const. Julien Lévesque said.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for shock. 

Police said it's not clear if the driver will face charges.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said that Montreal police believed the pedestrian was a man in his 50s. Police now say the pedestrian was, in fact, a 74-year-old woman.
    Mar 19, 2019 8:06 PM ET

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