Couple in their 80s injured while crossing street in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
A man and a woman, both in their 80s, were rushed to hospital Saturday evening after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, 75 kilometres west of Montreal.
Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Stéphane Tremblay said emergency crews were called to de la Fabrique Street just before 8 p.m. to reports of a collision involving two pedestrians and a vehicle.
Tremblay said the pair was hit while crossing at a pedestrian walkway.
Both were taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
As of Sunday morning, Tremblay said the man remained in critical life-threatening condition, while the woman appeared to have stabilized.
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The cause of the collision has yet to be determined.
Preliminary reports by collision experts indicate speed and alcohol were not contributing factors.
The investigation is ongoing.
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