Pedestrian dead after being hit by truck on sidewalk in Saint-Laurent

The pedestrian was struck early Friday morning. Brayden Jagger Haines/Global News

A 55-year-old woman has died after police say she was struck by a truck while walking on the sidewalk in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough early Friday morning.

Montreal police say they received a phone call around 7:30 a.m. about the collision on Côte-Vertu Boulevard. When police officers arrived, they reportedly found the pedestrian on the ground.

The woman was unconscious when she was taken to hospital in critical condition, according to police. Her death was pronounced later Friday afternoon.

This is Montreal’s third pedestrian death of 2020.

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Police say the truck was emerging from a commercial centre when it struck the woman.

The driver, a 67-year-old man, was being treated for shock at the scene.

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An investigation is underway.

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