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Boy, 5, hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in LaSalle, out of danger

Montreal police are investigating after a child suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in LaSalle. Friday, May 8, 2020. Global News

A five-year-old boy who was taken to hospital in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Montreal’s LaSalle borough is now out of danger, according to police.

The incident happened at around 4:10 p.m. on Danièle Street near Rousseau Street.

Witnesses told police the vehicle was heading west on Danièle Street when the child was struck while trying to cross the road.

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The boy was rushed to hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

“We fear for the child’s life,” said Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Comtois. His condition was upgraded Friday evening and police confirmed his life was no longer in danger.

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Two women, both in their 30s, were also taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

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Comtois said one of the women, 39, was the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision. Police did not indicate whether the second woman was a bystander, a passenger in the car, or someone connected to the child.

Investigators were at the scene trying to piece together the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Danièle Street was closed between Armel and Rousseau streets for several hours to allow for the investigation.

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