Police confirmed Saturday afternoon that a 45-year-old man critically injured in a hit-and-run collision late Friday night in Montreal’s Pierrefonds borough has died.
Montreal police spokesperson Benoit Boiselle said the victim was crossing Ste-Anne Street, at Pierrefonds Boulevard, when he was struck by a vehicle heading north on St-Anne.
Witnesses told police the vehicle stopped briefly.
“The driver looked at the pedestrian before driving off again,” Boiselle said.
The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At the time of the collision, the area was plunged in darkness due to a power outage.
Traffic and street lights were not working and Boiselle explained witnesses were unable to provide a description of the vehicle or the driver involved in the crash.