A 29-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a truck driven by a man on Montreal’s Nuns’ Island early Monday morning.
Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant says the fatal collision occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Place du Commerce Street.
The driver of the 53-foot-long truck was heading south and stopped at a stop sign in front of a shopping mall. Police say the trucker started driving again as a woman was also crossing the street.
“The driver could not avoid the pedestrian so the collision occurred,” Brabant said.
The woman’s death was confirmed at the scene by first responders. Police originally said the victim was in her 30s, but now say she was 29 years old.
The truck driver, a 30-year-old man, was taken to hospital for shock.
A safety perimetre was set up and the area was closed off to traffic for a few hours.
An investigation is underway.