Woman fatally injured by bus in Côte St. Luc. (Montreal Gazette)
This is a tragic event that unfolded a few hours ago, on Sunday evening. Cote Saint-Luc volunteer EMS crews and Public Security agents were on scene very quickly as the accident occurred just steps away from their station. They assisted to the best of their abilities.
I am deeply saddened by this terrible news.
From the Free Press (Nov. 22, 2011):
CSL senior killed in bus accident
Station 9 police say an 89-year-old Côte St. Luc woman was killed when struck by a bus on the corner of Côte St. Luc Rd. and Wolseley.
Police say the victim, Ilona Barath-Szigetvari of Côte St. Luc Rd., was struck at 5:05 pm on November 13. She was conscious at the scene, but died after being transported to the Montreal General Hospital.
The bus driver, a 53-year-old woman, was treated for shock. Police say the accident happened as the bus was turning left from Côte St. Luc onto Wolseley.
“There were two witnesses at the scene,” said Constable Marie-Christine Nobert. “One 25-year-old Côte St. Luc man was parking his car nearby and he said he saw the victim already under the bus.”
Nobert said there are always concerns about reducing accidents involving motorists and seniors. “We have a campaign every year to sensitize and educated seniors about safety when it comes to things like crossing the street,” she said. “We hand out pamphlets as well, because there are also incidents throughout the city where seniors are victims. They tend to be more vulnerable.”
Nobert said the police have concerns about several areas of Côte St. Luc, including Cavendish and Kildare, as well as Cote St. Luc and Westminster.