74-year-old pedestrian dead after being hit by pickup truck

In separate incidents, two women in their 70s were hit by vehicles making left turns in Montreal, Saturday afternoon. 

A 74-year-old woman died after being hit by a pickup truck at an intersection in RosemontLa Petite-Patrie according to Montreal police. 

Police were called to the scene at the corner of Bélanger and St-Hubert streets at around 3:40 p.m. Saturday, said police spokesperson Const. Caroline Chèvrefils.

According to initial reports by the police, a 24-year-old man was travelling north in a pickup truck and was making a left turn when the vehicle struck the 74-year-old woman. 

The woman suffered from a head injury and was unconscious when she was transported to hospital. She later died of her injuries, police said. 

According to Chèvrefils, the pedestrian had been crossing northward on Bélanger when she was struck at "low-speed impact." 

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and wasn't taken to hospital, Chèvrefils said. 

The collisions unit of the SPVM is investigating the incident and are in the process of interviewing witnesses.

2nd pedestrian in critical but stable condition

A second pedestrian, a 79-year-old woman, was also struck and injured by a vehicle making a left turn on Saturday in Villeray, police say. 

At around 5 p.m., a 28-year-old man driving an SUV was driving east on De Liège Street. He turned left onto Lajeunesse Street, striking the woman while driving slowly. 

The pedestrian was transported to hospital. She suffered head injuries and was unconscious. 

Police say she remains in critical but stable condition.