May 9, 2014 12:10 pm

Cyclist seriously injured after caught under wheels of tow truck

MONTREAL – Police are saying they fear for the life of a 33-year-year-old cyclist who was caught under the wheels of a large tow truck in downtown Montreal on Friday morning.

A glimpse of the tow truck involved in the accident with a cyclist in Montreal on May 9, 2014.

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The accident took place at the corner of St. Urbain Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard, when the truck was making a right turn onto De Maisonneuve.

Police spokesperson Dany Richler said that witnesses interviewed at the scene reported that the cyclist tried to stop, but ran into the back of the vehicle and then fell beneath.

He confirmed that the driver of the truck is at the scene, talking with investigators.

Montreal police investigating at the scene of a bicycle accident on May 9, 2014.

Martin Hazel/Global News

The accident comes the day after the city announced measures to better protect cyclists in Montreal following the tragic death of a cyclist in April.

Watch: Bike safety changes in Montreal


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