Wall collapse injures pedestrian at corner of Marquette & Mont-Royal
Bricks crumble onto balcony above A & W, at corner of Marquette & Mont-Royal
One person is injured following a partial wall collapse, at the corner of Marquette street and Mont-Royal avenue E in Montreal's Plateau borough.
Firefighters were called to the three-story building at 10:40 am. A 1-metre by 8-metre section of the wall, just along the roof line had collapsed, sending bricks tumbling down onto a balcony and onto the street next to an A & W restaurant.
A 63-year-old man was delivering fruit to a nearby grocer when he was struck in the arm and shoulder by falling bricks. He is now in hospital in stable condition.
The manager of the A & W said he heard a loud boom, saw what happened, and immediately led staff and customers out of the restaurant.
Firefighters say the building's structure has been weakened by the collapse.
Mont-Royal avenue is closed in both directions between Papineau avenue and Fabre street.
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