Pile-up on highway 20 West: an elderly man reportedly died

News 7 February, 2018
  • Vincent Larin

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 14:08

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 14:11

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    An elderly man reportedly died in a pile-up involving dozens of cars occurred shortly after 13 h on hwy 20 west at the height of Saint-Hilaire.

    “People are stressed, they are waiting in their cars. The emergency services have put ribbons around the cars with the wounded. I have a girl next to me whose car is a total loss,” describes Sebastien Tremblay, whose car has been involved in the pileup.

    MODIF [7 feb. 2018 14: 40] Closing #A20 between grande Allée, Mont-Saint-Hilaire and #R223, Beloeil, WEST, of indefinite duration, detour to Grande Allée and #R116. Cause : Pile-Up. https://t.co/DzyetXlofs

    Quebec 511 (@Qc511_Mtl) February 7, 2018


    Highway 20 West #A20 – pile-up involving fifty vehicles to the height of #MontSaintHilaire. Emergency services are heading.

    — Sûreté du Québec (@sureteduquebec) February 7, 2018

    The highway remains closed to traffic for an indefinite period.

    Several trucks had put in portfolios at the approach of a bridge in the area and dozens of cars would then be stamped, he added.

    According to him, one of the accident victims, an elderly man, reportedly died in his car after it rammed a truck.

    All emergency services are in the direction of the scene of the accident and the jaws of life were required, confirmed the Sûreté du Québec.

    Other cannons have been reported on highway 30 to the height of Saint-Constant, on the 40 to the height of the Assumption, as well as on highway 10 at the height of Carignan.

    Because of the difficult road conditions, the SQ has made a call for caution on Twitter and asked motorists to reduce their speed and keep a safe distance.