A cyclist caught up fatally in Longueuil

Un cycliste happé mortellement à Longueuil

A cyclist, 52-year-old succumbed to his injuries Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle in Longueuil.

The accident happened shortly after 19 h on the boulevard Jacques-Cartier Ouest, near the corner of the rue Sainte-Hélène. The cyclist was crossing a pedestrian crosswalk when he was hit by a Mercedes.

Transported to the hospital after suffering serious injuries, the victim was finally killed.

The driver of the vehicle, a 50 year old man, has suffered a violent nervous shock.

Neither alcohol nor speed would not be in question, according to constable Mélanie Mercille of the police Service of the urban agglomeration of Longueuil (SPAL).

Investigators and a reconstructionist has been dispatched on the spot to shed light on the circumstances of the tragedy.

The boulevard Jacques-Cartier Ouest has been closed to traffic in both directions in the area.

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