A 28-year-old pedestrian was caught in a hit-and-run accident in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie neighborhood of Montreal early Friday.
The Montreal City Police Service (SPVM) was alerted by emergency calls around 4 a.m. about a hit-and-run on Saint-Laurent Boulevard near Beaubien Street.
When police arrived on scene, they found the victim had a head injury before being transported to a hospital in a conscious state.
“We are still waiting for the medical authorities to learn more about his health,” said SPVM spokeswoman Véronique Dubuc.
According to witnesses interviewed by police, the fleeing vehicle continued west on Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
While fleeing, the vehicle swerved on the entrance ramp to westbound Highway 40 at Boulevard de l'Acadie.
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The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and taken to the detention center to undergo a breathalyzer test, according to the SPVM.
A security perimeter was established to protect the two crime scenes while waiting for collision investigation module investigators to travel to the scene to begin their work.
The entrance to the A-40 westbound is closed at Boulevard de l'Acadie, as is Boulevard Saint-Laurent, which is closed at Rue Beaubien.