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Pedestrian, 85, in critical condition after being hit by car in Plateau

Pedestrian, 85, in critical condition after being hit by car in Plateau
Pedestrian, 85, in critical condition after being hit by car in Plateau

Published on: November 30, 2017 | Last Updated: November 30, 2017 9:52 PM EST

An 85-year-old man was left in critical condition after he was struck by a car while crossing Park Ave. in Plateau Mont-Royal Thursday night. 

The 19-year-old motorist was driving northbound on the street, near Labadie St. when the octogenarian pedestrian was struck. The victim suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital in critical condition. The pedestrian was in the middle of the roadway when it occurred, at around 8 p.m., and it was raining at the time. There are no pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection. 

A section of Park Ave. between Laurier and Fairmount Aves. was closed off to give Montreal police collision experts a chance to investigate what happened, said Montreal police spokesperson Benoît Boiselle. He also said it appears that neither alcohol nor speed appear to have been factors in what happened and that the 19-year-old driver is collaborating with police. 

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