Montreal woman killed after being hit by 53-foot-long truck driven by man

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Laura Casella has the Global News Morning headlines for Monday, December 05, 2022 – Dec 5, 2022

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.

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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.

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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.

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