Westmount to dedicate bench to Jessica Holman-Price
The city of Westmount will dedicate a public bench Friday to the memory of Jessica Lauren Holman-Price, who died in 2005 while saving her brother from the wheels of a snow removal truck.
A second bench will honour Holman-Price’s brother Peter Luc, who survived the accident. They will be located in the garden outside the Westmount Public Library on Sherbrooke St.
Holman-Price was posthumously awarded the Medal of Bravery for her actions on Dec. 19, 2005. She was with her 10-year-old brother that day, waiting to cross the street on Strathcona Ave. when she pulled him from the path of a snow removal truck.
After the accident, her family launched a national awareness campaign in hopes of getting municipal, provincial and federal governments to legislate safety measures related to heavy trucks. As a result of the family’s efforts, Westmount became the first city in Quebec to equip its heavy trucks with protective siderails.
The city later installed cameras to minimize the vehicles’ blind spots.
The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Friday in the front garden of the Westmount Public library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W.
Source: Montreal Gazette