Collision on Sainte-Catherine: the young snowboarder succumbed to his injuries
A young man who was riding on Sainte-Catherine Street on a skateboard was hit by a motorist on Sunday evening.
The young man who was hit by a motorist on Sunday evening at the intersection of Sainte-Catherine Street and De Lorimier Avenue, succumbed to his injuries.
The death of the 21-year-old young man was found in a hospital center, said the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
Investigators are working to find the driver who allegedly fled after the collision.
Yesterday, the SPVM identified and seized the vehicle involved in the collision at the intersection of streets Notre-Dame and Sicard in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, near the Port of Montreal.
The SPVM found the vehicle involved in the collision near the Port of Montreal.
The day before, the SPVM reported having received a call around 6:30 p.m. in connection with this collision. When the police arrived at the scene, they saw the 21-year-old man, unconscious and injured in the upper body. However, the driver had left the scene.
The young snowboarder was riding on Sainte-Catherine Street.
The motorist was traveling south on De Lorimier Avenue at the time of the accident, while the skateboarder was traveling west on the street Sainte-Catherine, according to two witnesses questioned by the police.
The Mayor of the City of Montreal, Valérie Plante, described the death of the young man as sad and intolerable. My thoughts are with the loved ones of the victim [and] there is an urgent need to do more to secure active travel, she wrote on Twitter.
Spokesperson of the opposition, Aref Salem, wrote on the same platform: Let us never forget that behind every road user there is a life that can be destroyed. We all have a role to play in protecting the most vulnerable.