Man hit while jaywalking

A man in his 70s is now in stable condition after being hit by a car on Decarie at Plamondon.

The man was crossing Plamondon Ave. at around 9:30 P.M. when the accident occured.

He suffered serious injuries to his upper and lower body, and was rushed to hospital where police say they initially feared for his life..

A police spokesman said investigators determined the pedestrian crossed on the red.

The driver, a 69 year old man, is not at fault. 

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  1. Terry posted on 06/09/2014 08:49 AM
    Drivers should slow down at intersections. Maybe a child will run into the road. What ever happened to having control of your vehicle?
  2. Enzo posted on 06/09/2014 09:58 AM
    Terry, what ever happened to pedestrians respecting the law? You are right, drivers mst always be aware of their surroundings. But this driver had a green light in his favour (the pedestrian crossed on a red light as per the story), so why must he sow down as you state? He must only oey the speed limit
  3. Lou posted on 06/09/2014 10:00 AM
    what happen to holding the hand of your child and taking responsible. Drivers are not always at fault the man was crossing the street on a red light.
  4. Joe posted on 06/09/2014 10:31 AM
    It was Decarie boulevard, so even if he was going the speed limit, it would have been too fast to slow down for someone jaywalking at night.
  5. Adam posted on 06/09/2014 10:38 AM
    While I never like anyone getting hit, I can't say I am sorry that he got hit.

    Here are some simple facts as a driver in Québec, everywhere I turn there are jaywalkers who can't be bothered sometimes to walk 100 meters to a stop sign. Instead they cross where they please, and expect the motorists to react.

    Well maybe this old man getting hit will be a wake up call to him, his family, and his friends. STOP JAY WALKING AND YOU WON'T GET HIT!
  6. Terry posted on 06/09/2014 12:21 PM
    For whatever reason the pedestrian is not respecting the traffic signal, is it okay to hit the pedestrian?
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