Cyclist dies in hospital after being struck by vehicle in Pierrefonds

Montreal police are investigating after a cyclist was critically injured in a collision with a vehicle. Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press

A 50-year-old died in hospital after she was struck by a vehicle while cycling on l’Anse-à-L’Orme near Senneville Road on Tuesday at the border of Senneville and Pierrefonds.

Montreal police spokesperson Julien Lévesque said a 911 call reporting the collision was made at 12:15 p.m.

“The driver was going along l’Anse-à-L’Orme Road and hit the cyclist,” he said.

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Both the driver, a 29-year-old women, and the cyclist were rushed to hospital for treatment, where the cyclist later died of her injuries.

The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

Collision experts were at the scene Tuesday afternoon working to determine the circumstances leading to the crash.

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Witness statements obtained by police indicate the vehicle was heading south on l’Anse-à-L’Orme, while the cyclist was going North. Brabant explained the crash happened after the vehicle, for an unknown reason, continued on its trajectory in a curve hitting the cyclist.

Brabant said officers aren’t ruling anything out and will be looking at whether speed or impaired driving may have played a role in the 11th fatal crash to occur in Montreal so far this year.

The 10th fatal collision happened on Monday, when a 74-year-old woman was struck by a garbage truck in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.

Brabant said the woman died of her injuries Tuesday morning.

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