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Montreal woman, 74, dies after being struck by garbage truck

A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

A 74-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a garbage truck while crossing the street in Montreal’s Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough Monday afternoon.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant said it happened at around 12:25 p.m. at the intersection of Souligny Avenue and Honoré Beaugrand Street.

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Preliminary information gathered by police indicates the garbage truck was heading south on Honoré-Beaurgrand and attempted a right-hand turn onto Souligny when the pedestrian, who was crossing Souligny, was struck.

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital in critical condition but Brabant confirmed the woman died of her injuries on Tuesday morning.

 

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The driver of the garbage truck, a 60-year-old man, was treated on site for shock.

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The intersection was closed for several hours to allow for the investigation.

It is the 10th fatal collision in Montreal so far this year.

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