Pedestrian dead after being hit by snow removal truck: Laval police

A 69-year-old woman has died after being struck by a snow removal truck in Laval, Que.’s Chomedey district on Friday.

The incident happened at 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Saint-Martin Boulevard West and 100 Avenue. On Saturday Laval police confirmed the victim had died.

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Police spokesperson Evelyne Boudreault said the truck was heading north on 100 Avenue and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Saint-Martin when the pedestrian was hit.

Boudreault said it was likely the driver did not see the pedestrian.

The driver of the truck, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

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Boudreault said the snow removal truck driver was not a city employee, explaining Laval hires subcontractors for snow removal.

–With files from Global News’ Annabelle Olivier

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