NDG mayor says City dragged heels on fixing deadly intersection

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The mayor of Montreal's largest borough is calling on the city to fix an intersection where an elderly woman was killed in a hit-and-run last week.

The corner of Decarie and de Maisonneuve has long been criticized for confusing signage and residents said they often see cars speeding through, especially at night. On Thursday, an 84-year-old woman was struck by a car, with the driver fleeing the scene. The woman died in hospital from her injuries.

Last fall, an 89-year-old man was also struck and killed at the same intersection.

“If the city has this Vision Zero policy, what does this mean?” said Cote-des-Neiges-NDG Mayor Sue Montgomery. “This is one of the most dangerous intersections in our city.”

Montgomery said she blames the city for dragging its heels on action, saying money to overhaul the intersection was in the 2019 budget but then removed.

“From 2012 to 2019, there were studies done. The studies have been done and done and done. Can we have some action now?” she said.

CTV News reached out to the city administration for comment but did not receive a response.  

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