Cyclist dies in hospital after hit and run, suspect arrested in Outremont

Montreal police are investigating after a cyclist was taken to hospital in critical condition in a hit-and-run collision. Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Gloria Henriquez/Global News

Montreal police confirmed that a male cyclist who was injured during a hit-and-run collision Monday afternoon died of his injuries.

Several 911 calls reporting a collision between a truck and a cyclist at the intersection of Parc and Mont-Royal avenues in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough were made at around 3:30 p.m.

Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said the driver of the truck left the scene of the crash. A 25-year-old man was arrested a short time later in nearby Outremont.

Witnesses told police both the truck and cyclist were heading south on Parc when the truck driver attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Mont-Royal.

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The cyclist, a 31-year-old man, was rushed to hospital in critical condition, after first responders performed CPR at the scene. He was later pronounced dead in hospital.

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Parc Avenue was closed between Mont-Royal Avenue and Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine as collision experts investigated.

The suspect was being detained for questioning Monday evening.

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