Montreal police investigating a hit-and-run downtown

Montreal police investigating a hit-and-run downtown
Montreal police investigating a hit-and-run downtown

A woman was carried two blocks on a truck before falling off at the corner of Notre-Dame and Cathédrale Sts., sustaining serious injuries.

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Published on: May 2, 2018 | Last Updated: May 2, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

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Montreal police are investigating a hit-and-run at the corner of Notre-Dame and Cathédrale Sts. that took place on Wednesday evening.

Around 8:10 p.m., police received many 911 calls about the incident, said Constable Benoit Boisselle, a spokesperson for the SPVM.

He said that police on the scene said a conflict may have started between the victim, a 49-year-old woman, and an individual — or individuals — in a truck near the corner of Robert Bourassa Blvd. and Notre-Dame.

Somehow, the woman was carried two full blocks by the truck to the corner of Notre-Dame and Cathédrale, where she fell to the ground. Police say they’re not yet sure what took place. 

The woman was conscious when transported to hospital and is in stable conditions, police said, but has serious upper and lower body injuries. 

The suspect, or suspects, left the scene in an unknown direction, Boisselle said. 

Investigators from the collision squad were on the scene, police said, and several witnesses were co-operating. Police were also looking for video from nearby security cameras.

Notre-Dame was closed between Robert-Bourassa and Peel St., while Cathédrale was closed between Notre-Dame and St-Jacques St. shortly after 9:30 p.m. while police investigated.

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