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1 dead, 1 critically injured after collision with truck in Montreal's Mile End

One of the two women struck by a cube truck while crossing Parc Avenue at Bernard Street in Mile End Tuesday afternoon has died. A witness says they'd been jaywalking.

Witness says 2 women were jaywalking on Parc Ave. when they were struck by northbound truck

The intersection of Parc and Bernard avenues is blocked off as police investigate a collision between a truck and two pedestrians. (Daniel Gosselin/Radio-Canada)

One of the two women who was struck by a cube truck this afternoon in Mile End has died.

Witnesses who spoke to CBC News say that at around 2:10 p.m., they heard tires screeching and came out of a shop to see two women lying in the middle of the street, covered in blood.

Police say the women, aged 63 and 66, were struck by a truck heading northbound on Parc Avenue at the intersection of Bernard Street.

The 66-year-old woman died in hospital, police say.

One witness told CBC the women had been jaywalking when they were hit.

Police cordon off the area with tape as witnesses congregate at the scene where two women were hit by a truck in Mile End. (Radio-Canada)

A video obtained by CBC shows a bystander rushing towards one of the women lying on the ground then performing CPR on her.

The 64-year-old driver of the truck was treated for shock. Police will meet with him later today.

Police are at the scene speaking to other witnesses, taking photos of the truck and collecting other evidence.

Parc Avenue is closed in both directions between St-Viateur Street and Van Horne Avenue.

This stretch of Parc Avenue has been a hotspot for pedestrian injuries, according to a study by the public health agency for the region of Montreal, which looked at pedestrians hurt in traffic accidents between 2003 and 2012.

Many of the pedestrian accidents along Parc Avenue between 2003 and 2012 were clustered between St-Viateur and Van Horne streets. (Montreal regional public health agency. Annotated by CBC.)

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A woman was hit by a car at the same intersection last January.

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