Police say they are looking into how a dangerous intersection in Côte-des-Neiges can be made safer. There have been two serious accidents there in just a few weeks, including a hit and run that proved fatal.
On Monday an 81-year-old man was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Queen Mary and Westbury, the same intersection where a 70-year-old woman was killed in a hit and run on June 17.
Montreal police traffic division inspector Andre Durocher says the station and the borough have been working together to find solutions to make the area safer.
“They are having discussions with the borough, how can we make the intersection safer, by adding extra marking on the road, changing some signs and stuff, we do have to keep in mind that these things can’t be changed overnight,” he told CJAD.
“They’re also doing an operation, to keep an eye out, do extra patrolling, to show presence and also to do enforcement for those who don’t respect the rules of the road.”
Durocher says they are still trying to find the suspect driving the black or dark SUV that hit the 70-year-old.
They have released video footage captured from a surveillance camera and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Sun Youth is also offering, through an anonymous donor, a five thousand dollar reward to anyone who comes forward with information leading to the capture of the driver.