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Pedestrian Killed By Dumptruck In Downtown Montreal

An investigation is currently underway.
Pedestrian Killed By Dumptruck In Downtown Montreal

Earlier this month, we wrote that Montreal mayor Valerie Plante had intentions to decrease the speed limits in downtown Montreal in an effort to also decrease the number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths. 

It seems these efforts can't come soon enough, as CTV News is reporting the death of a pedestrian today near Montreal's Place-des-Arts metro station.

READ ALSO:  The City Of Montreal Is Reducing Speed Limits For Cars

TL;DR A man has died today in downtown Montreal after being struck by a dumptruck on avenue Viger at St. Urbain. A police investigation is currently underway.

Pedestrian struck and killed by dump truck at Viger and St. Urbain. Accident happened one week and a day after the Plante administration unveiled its Vision Zero safety plan - goal of zero deadly road accidents. #CJAD800pic.twitter.com/jTjuFFEEiZ

March 19, 2019

The fatal collision occurred this morning around 11:15 AM when a dumptruck was turning right onto Viger Avenue from St. Urbain Street.

The truck struck the man, who was in his fifties, killing him on impact.

Pedestrian hit and killed by dump truck at Viger and St. Urbain. Investigation underway to determine who had right of way and what exactly happened. #CJAD800pic.twitter.com/W1gu4nZ0L4

March 19, 2019

This tragedy follows several similar deaths in the area, all the result of heavy-load trucks travelling in the downtown area, including one in December and one in January.

The aforementioned plan to decrease the speed limits in these downtown areas with heavy pedestrian traffic also includes plans to eliminate heavy-load trucks.

According to CTV News, the police were still on the scene around 2 PM. Viger Ave has been blocked heading west and St. Urbain has been blocked heading south. 

There aren't any details yet about the driver of the truck, but an investigation is underway and Police are doing their best to determine who had right of way and what exactly occurred. 

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