A tragic accident has halted todays Saint patricks day parade.
MONTREAL – A fatal accident caused police to halt the St. Patrick’s parade Sunday afternoon in downtown Montreal.
An ambulance and police officers crowded around the corner of Ste. Catherine and Metcalfe Sts., where the accident occurred, about 2:15 p.m.
A yellow sheet covered what appeared to be a body lying on the street corner, and an ambulance was parked at the corner.
A flatbed truck that was carrying the Marianopolis College float and appeared to have been involved in the accident was also parked at the corner. According to witnesses at the scene, two youths sitting on the hitch linking the cab to the trailer were involved in the accident.
People from the Marianopolis float were taken off with a ladder, still clearly shaken from the incident.
A security perimeter was established around the corner, forcing paradegoers to walk around the scene.
Police have confimed that there was a collision and that a person was killed.
In 2002, a Concordia University student was injured in the parade when his legs were crushed under the wheels of a truck carrying one of the floats.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Fatal+accident+halts+Patrick+parade/2682053/story.html#ixzz0iBCPEIkQ