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Cyclist, 33, killed after driver loses control of car in Montreal

A 33-year-old cyclist is dead after he was struck as a vehicle flipped over at the intersection of Papineau Avenue and St-Joseph Boulevard. Thursday, April 7, 2021.

A 33-year-old cyclist has died after he was struck by a car Thursday morning in the city’s Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant says the driver lost control of the vehicle for reasons that have yet to be determined.

The driver hit the cyclist and witnesses told police the vehicle flipped over at the intersection of Papineau Avenue and St-Joseph Boulevard.

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Firefighters at the scene had to remove the driver, who is also 33, from the car. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

A safety perimetre was set up in the area and an investigation is underway.

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Brabant said investigators and collision experts are trying to piece together what happened.

“We’re going to try to determine if the vehicle was speeding, what was the maneuver that made the driver lose control, so all those questions will be looked at by investigators,” he said.

“They’ll look at surveillance cameras if they’re available to give us a better idea.”

Police haven’t ruled out that the driver may have experienced a medical emergency.

The driver remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

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