A pedestrian in Laval was struck and killed by a snow removal truck last Friday, according to the Service de police de Laval (SPL). The woman, who was 69 years old, was hit by the truck in the afternoon, causing road closures that lasted well into the evening. Late in the evening, the SPL posted an update confirming the death of the woman after she was brought to the hospital in critical condition.
The intersection where the incident took place is quite large for a residential area and is equipped only with stop signs, despite 100e avenue being three lanes in each direction.
The SPL unfortunately confirmed to MTL Blog that the woman was, in fact, killed on impact and pronounced dead upon arrival.
The driver of the truck was also taken to hospital to be treated for severe shock.
According to SPL spokesperson Evelyne Boudreau, the woman had crossed half of the intersection and was standing upon the median, in the driver's blind spot. She was struck with the back of the truck as it was turning.
At 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the SPL tweeted the following message, informing drivers that there was a road closure.
[Accident majeur] Secteur à éviter en raison de fermeture de route. #circulation Boul. St-Martin et 100e Avenue à C… https://t.co/W80b8sVBIH
The full tweet reads, "[Major accident] Update. A truck hit a 69-year-old pedestrian at the intersection of boul. St-Martin O. and 100e Avenue. The latter died following the impact. The scene will be lifted shortly."
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.