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Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run collision in Pierrefonds Friday night

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was fatally injured in a hit-and-run collision in Pierrefonds Friday, May 4, 2018. Courtesy TVA

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.

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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.

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