Quebec cyclist dies after collision with pickup truck

Mathilde Blais, the 33-year-old cyclist killed in a collision with a transport truck last week, was remembered Monday in an early morning ghost bike ceremony at the site of the accident on May 5, 2014. Global News

MIRABEL, Que. – A cyclist in her 60s was killed Tuesday after being struck by a pickup truck in Quebec.

The collision happened around noon Tuesday near Mirabel in the Laurentian region north of Montreal.

Pierre Morel, a spokesperson for local police, said officers responding to the crash found the woman in a ditch on the side of the road.

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He said efforts were made to resuscitate her, but she was declared dead later in hospital.

Morel said the circumstances of the collision have not yet been determined.

The 35-year-old driver of the pickup was treated for shock at the scene and questioned by police.

The death is the latest stemming from a cycling accident in Quebec.

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A Montreal cyclist was hit and killed by a truck in recent weeks as she tried to negotiate a busy underpass.

In another crash, a woman was critically injured after she was struck by a truck on a downtown Montreal street.

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