Woman dead, another seriously injured in accident near University of Ottawa

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One woman died and another remained in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of King Edward Avenue and Somerset Street East near the University of Ottawa, early Tuesday.

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The Ottawa Police Service said the collision involving the two women and a Mazda3 happened just after 5:30 a.m.

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One of the women, both in their 20s, died of her injuries in hospital.

The Ottawa Paramedic Service said a paramedic coming off the night shift arrived quickly on the scene. Other units soon followed.

A worker at the iconic university tavern says the popular uOttawa student haunt was not open when the accident happened, but the incident came as no surprise to her.

« We didn’t see the accident (from Tuesday), but every day we see drivers (accelerating through the intersection), » Ragida Abu Hamad said.

« We’ve been saying for a long time…the city needs to put (traffic) cameras there. »

Right turns at red lights are also prohibited from westbound Somerset Street East to King Edward, but such signs are ignored, the staff member said.


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