Woman in her 60s fatally struck by snowplow in Saint-Leonard
A snow removal truck clears a road near Montreal Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 during the first major snowstorm of winter in the region. (Graham Hughes /THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:11PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:02PM EST
MONTREAL - A woman in her 60s was fatally struck by a snow removal truck Tuesday afternoon in Saint-Leonard.
The victim was struck on P.-E. Lamarche St. at the corner of Langelier Blvd. at about 5:30 p.m.
The truck was travelling westbound on P.-E.-Lamarche, when it made a turn on Langelier Blvd., then hit the pedestrian crossing the Langelier.
The 53-year-old snowplow driver was not aware he had struck the pedestrian, but was told by bystanders a few meters away, said Montreal police spokesperson Daniel Lacoursière.
The driver was treated at the scene for shock.
He was also met by SPVM collision investigators.
Collision experts investigated the scene Tuesday night.