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Clément Ouimet, 18, Killed by Car on Mount Royal – Memorial Ride on Oct. 6

courtesy of the FQSC

October 05, 2017 (Montreal, QC) – It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Clément Ouimet., 18, a member of the Fédération québécois des sports cyclistes (FQSC). Late in the morning of Oct. 4 the young man was cycling on Camillien-Houde road, a popular spot for cyclists on Mount Royal, when he was struck by a car.

Clement Ouimet  ©  FQSC
According to the Montreal Police Department (SPVM), he was on the descent between the Camillien-Houde lookout and Côte-Sainte-Catherine Street at the time of the collision. (the Camillien-Houde climb is part of the Montréal WorldTour)

At the end of the concrete walls separating the traffic lanes, a motorist traveling in the same direction in front of Ouimet tried to initiate a U-turn leaving no chance for the cyclist – unfortunately Ouimet could not avoid the car.

Under the force of the impact, he was thrown heavily onto the ground. Ouimet was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries later that evening.

An investigation is continuing to clarify the exact circumstances of the accident.

At the time of writing, we have only partial information. Nevertheless, we can question the motives that led the driver of the vehicle to violate the Highway Safety Code and make a U-turn that led him through a solid line. This dangerous and illegal maneuver ultimately cost the life of a young man.

A memorial ride will be organized tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 6), at 3 pm. All the details will be published on the Facebook page of the Cyclovia Camillien-Houde: https: //<http://www.facebook.com/cyclo>www.facebook.com/cyclo …

We would like to conclude by expressing our most sincere condolences to the close friends and friends of the deceased cyclist. No words can express how much we are affected by this sad event.

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