Skateboarder killed in collision with bus: The MCH Trauma Department highlights the importance of road safety
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 14:05
Exerpts taken from montreal.ctv.ca and montrealgazette.com
The victim was riding on a skateboard in the bike lane heading west down Rachel St, said
Firefighters were the first to arrive at the scene, and they called for a crew that had experience in heavy equipment rescue.
The emergency crews used hydraulic jaws to move the bus away from the victim, however their efforts were in vain and the young male died at the scene.
Several people aboard the bus were treated for shock.
The Emergency Department of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre sees more than 1000 patients each year for road related trauma. This includes: over 350 children and teens involved in motor vehicle collisions and more than 700 patients who sustain injuries that are related to falls and crashes while cycling, rollerblading and skateboarding.