Boy struck by car dies

An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in St-Henri on Wednesday afternoon after leaving his day camp.

I know that bit of St-Henri fairly well. There are no traffic lights along that section of St-Ambroise for a long stretch. I sometimes walked down through Sir-Georges-Étienne-Cartier square to the canal, and it was often tricky getting across because nothing impedes the flow of cars. Poor kid.