A 16-Year-Old Died After Getting Hit By A Snow Tractor In Laval

Police suspect it was a terrible accident.

Senior Editor
A Laval police vehicle.

A Laval police vehicle.

A 16-year-old is dead after being hit by a snow tractor in Laval Monday night.

The incident occurred at around 9:20 p.m., when authorities received a 911 call reporting an accident between a snow tractor and a pedestrian in the parking lot of the Galeries Laval shopping centre, Laval police spokesperson Erika Landry told MTL Blog.

According to Landry, the male victim was an employee of one of the centre's stores. He was reportedly carrying out duties related to his job at the moment of the collision. He died at the scene.

The driver of the tractor, a 49-year-old man, was treated for nervous shock and is set to meet with investigators. Landry said police will also collect information from other witnesses and possibly evaluate nearby video surveillance footage.

But police currently suspect that the incident was a "very unfortunate accident" without a "criminal element."

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Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.