WATCH: Lachine councillor says red tape partly to blame for pedestrian death
An 80-year-old woman died on Monday morning while trying to cross at a notoriously dangerous intersection in Lachine. And a city councillor says red tape is making it difficult to make that intersection safer.
The incident happened just before 11 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Notre Dame St. and St. Pierre Ave. The woman was crossing Notre Dame on a green light, but didn't make it all the way before the light changed.
The woman was hit by a truck driver who apparently didn't see her trying to cross in front of him.
City councillor Maja Vodanovic has long complained about the intersection — and the ongoing work to rebuild the Turcot Interchange is making the problem worse.
"There is no communication between the drivers, the police, KPH [the consortium doing the work], the city. You know we have the central city, we have the borough, we have the citizens, the police and nobody is putting them all together at the same table and saying 'okay, who is responsible for all this,'" said Vodanovic.
Many locals told CTV Montreal that pedestrians should be given more time to cross at that intersection. Others say the stop lines should be pushed back, giving drivers a better view of the crosswalks.