Montreal police investigate after woman fatally struck by dump truck – Global News

Montreal police investigate after woman fatally struck by dump truck - Global News
Pedestrian fatally struck by dump truck in downtown Montreal
A pedestrian died after being hit by a dump truck at the intersection of Viger Avenue and St-Urbain Street. Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Montreal police are investigating the death of a 74-year-old woman after she was struck by a dump truck while  walking in Chinatown.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

Police said a 911 call reporting the collision at the intersection of Viger Avenue and St-Urbain Street came in at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

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.

Preliminary information gathered at the scene suggests the pedestrian was struck as the truck, heading south on St-Urbain Street, attempted a left-hand turn onto Viger.

A dump truck struck a 74-year-old woman near Palais des Congres Tuesday, killing her instantly. The truck was heading south on St. Urbain St. and turned right onto Viger Ave. when it struck the woman around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Earlier this month, we wrote that Montreal mayor Valerie Plante had intentions to decrease the speed limits in downtown Montreal in an effort to also decrease the number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths. 

Police blocked Viger Ave. heading west and St. Urbain heading south while they investigated the deadly crash. The streets have since reopened.

There arent any details yet about the driver of the truck, but an investigation is underway and Police are doing their best to determine who had right of way and what exactly occurred. 

This is the second pedestrian killed by a truck in Montreal this year, and the fourth such death in the Montreal area since December.

Pedestrian hit and killed by dump truck at Viger and St. Urbain. Investigation underway to determine who had right of way and what exactly happened. #CJAD800 pic.twitter.com/W1gu4nZ0L4

Last week the city of Montreal reiterated its Vision Zero plan to eliminate collisions between drivers and pedestrians, and said that over the next three years it would ban heavy trucks from certain streets.  

A pedestrian was struck and killed at Viger and St. Urbain on Tuesday March 19, 2019 (CTV Montreal/Jean-Luc Boulch)