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Montreal cyclist killed after hit and dragged by 18-wheeler

Raw video: Cyclist killed after collision with truck in Montreal

MONTREAL — A cyclist was killed after being hit by an 18-wheeler trailer truck and dragged for more than a block in Griffintown on Thursday.

The collision took place at 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Nazareth and Wellington Streets.

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According to Montreal police, the 43-year-old man was caught between the back wheels of the trailer truck and dragged a “major distance.”

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The 62-year-old driver, who told police he did not see the cyclist “at all,” was taken to hospital to be treated for shock by Urgences Sante.

A cyclist was killed after being hit by an 18-wheeler and dragged for more than a block in Griffintown on November 27. 2014. Barry Donnelly/Global News

Several witnesses intervened to help, signalling to the driver to pull over as the vehicle dragged the body.

They told police the cyclist was at the right and behind the truck as it was heading east and turning right onto the Bonaventure access ramp.

“The cyclist arrived at the back of the truck and got stuck at the back,” a police spokesperson said.

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Police are investigating at the scene to determine what exactly took place.

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