12-year-old hit by vehicle in Montreal’s East End, life is not in danger: SPVM

By News Staff

A 12-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday morning in Montreal’s East End, as he was riding an electric scooter – but his life is not in danger.

It happened around 11:50 a.m. at Viau Ave. and Métropolitain Blvd. in St-Leonard.

Several calls came into 911 about the incident.

Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Dubuc was on her way to the scene when she confirmed that the young pedestrian was “seriously injured, conscious and breathing,” and being transported to hospital. But around 1 p.m. she said medical authorities did not fear for his life.

Police found the boy on the floor, injured to the upper body.

Initial reports from witnesses to police say that the young boy was riding an electric scooter – crossing at a pedestrian crossing on Métropolitain east – when he was hit by a vehicle also driving on Métropolitain east, turning right on Viau.

“The driver of the vehicle, a 57-year-old woman, suffered a nervous shock,” said Dubuc.

A perimeter was setup closing the area as investigators worked the scene, but the streets were expected to reopen soon.

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