A 70-year-old woman was killed in a hit and run on Queen Mary road at 10:30 PM Tuesday.
The accident happened near the Westbury Ave intersection in the Côte-des-Neiges area.
"The suspect’s vehicle hit the woman who was on the side of the road," said Montreal police Cst. Raphael Bergeron. "The suspect's vehicle stopped, the driver came out of the vehicle but went quickly behind the wheel and left the scene of the accident."
The victim was left alone on the ground. Doctors pronounced her dead later in hospital.
Police are speaking to witnesses and collecting video footage from nearby businesses to try and locate the suspect, who they say was a man driving a dark SUV.
Some residents in the area told CJAD the intersection is unsafe because of the construction outside Snowdon metro station, which hides pedestrians or forces them into the road.
“Often cars are not seeing you and not even recognizing that they need to stop. So they’re speeding out thinking that nobody’s there and then all of a sudden all these pedestrians are stepping out. It happens at least once a day that a driver is slamming on his breaks because he’s going right through the intersection even though pedestrians have the right of way,” Amy, who lives in an apartment building at the corner, said.
An employee who works at the Couche-Tard, at the intersection, said that motorists rarely respect the speed limit on Queen Mary road and that more tickets should be given.
“There are many accidents on Queen Mary, this is not the first time,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 514-393-1133.