Constructer worker, Montreal police officer directing traffic, both hit by car – Montreal

Montreal police say a driver injured two pedestrians before landing his vehicle on a cement divider at a construction site in the Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension borough.

Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Comtois said the incident happened at around 10:30 am Monday not far from the intersection of Crémazie and Saint-Michel boulevards.

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The vehicle driven by the unidentified person was heading westbound on Cremazie, according to Comtois, when a police officer who was directing traffic around the worksite was struck.

The vehicle continued on its way then hit a nearby construction worker before ending up on a concrete barrier, police say.

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Both the police officer and the construction worker were taken to hospital to be treated for lower-body injuries.

Comtois said the officer’s life is not in danger. Health authorities have yet to provide a status update for the injured worker.

The driver of the vehicle wasn’t injured.

The intesection of Crémazie and Saint-Michel was closed both in the westbound and southbound directions to allow for the investigation

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