A pedestrian in his 20s was in critical condition Thursday evening after being struck by a driver at an intersection in Center-Sud. Montreal police have launched an investigation.
Posted at 10:03 p.m.
At approximately 8:25 p.m., the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) reported being called to the scene of an accident that occurred at the corner of Ontario Street and Frontenac Street in the Center-South area.
According to initial witness statements, the driver was traveling north on Frontenac Street, “then collided on Ontario Street with the pedestrian who was at the intersection on the north side. West,” said Agent Jean-Pierre Brabant, spokesman for the SPVM.
The 21-year-old victim was taken to hospital, where by the end of the evening fears were for his life, Mr Brabant said.
The driver, a 61-year-old man, was uninjured. He is met by investigators to find out more about the circumstances that led to the collision.
A large police area was set up to give investigators the opportunity to collect clues. Frontenac Street was closed northbound from La Fontaine Street. Rue Ontario was closed in both directions between Rue du Havre and Rue d’Iberville.
Investigators could also view video recordings from surveillance cameras near the crime scene in order to understand the exact course of the crime.