It is pushed about 3 km by a truck

News 10 February, 2018
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    The small car has suffered heavy damage, the front wheel has been torn off.

    Axel Marchand-Lamothe

    Friday, 9 February 2018 11:49

    Friday, 9 February 2018 23:02

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    A motorist has had quite a scare when a semi-trailer truck drove his car at high speed on more than three kilometres on highway 40.

    This trip nightmare began around 9 a.m. Tuesday on highway 40 eastbound, to Charlemagne, in Lanaudière.

    According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the trucker would have hit the rear of the small car brand Chevrolet Cavalier “without realizing it” during a lane change to the right.

    After contact, the car skidded and was stuck perpendicular to the front bumper of the truck, which continued its path as if nothing had happened.


    The front tires of the vehicle exploded, according to witnesses of the scene, causing huge sparks.

    Then, the wheels have buckled, leaving a trail of debris nearly a mile into the express lanes.

    Imprisoned in the cabin, the motorist has never been able to attract the attention of the driver of the float to put an end to her ordeal.

    Eventually, the paramedics who managed to stop the driver of the truck to the height of Repentigny, after three kilometers of hell.

    Arriving in the opposite direction, they have performed a U-turn in into an area reserved for take in hunting the semi-trailer truck.

    They activated their lights and are positioned at the height of the cab to attract the attention of the trucker.

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    No criminal charges will be filed against the truck driver. However, Ingrid Asselin, a spokesperson for the SQ, confirms that its behavior will not go unpunished.

    “He will receive a ticket under the highway safety Code, is not being assured of the absence of danger to make a lane change or reckless driving “, she says.

    Depending on the offence that will be retained, the fine will vary between $ 200 and $3000.

    The motorist, for its part, gets away with a violent nervous shock and a car in the scrap yard.