20-year-old struck and killed after stepping out of a vehicle on Laval highway

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A 20-year-old man died early Sunday morning when he was struck by a car on a highway, moments after stepping out of his vehicle in Laval, Que., north of Montreal.

Laval police say the man left the vehicle to urinate after it stopped on the edge of a ramp of Highway 15 around 4:50 a.m.

Sgt. Stephanie Beshara with Laval police says the victim exited on the traffic side of the vehicle rather than the side where there are bushes.

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The victim was then hit by another vehicle on the same road and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the parked vehicle, a friend of the victim, was taken to the hospital for nervous shock, according to the police.

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Beshara says police will meet with the other vehicle’s passengers later today, but no charges should be laid as neither alcohol nor speed were a factor in the accident.

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