Three people are hospitalized after an accident on a service road of Highway 40 in the Montreal borough of Anjou early Monday morning. According to preliminary information shared by police, one of the vehicles involved, a pickup truck carrying a trailer, was exiting a highway construction site at the time of the collision.
The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m., when SPVM spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said authorities received a 911 call about an accident between two vehicles on the eastbound service road near Boulevard Langeliers.
Chèvrefils said officers arrived to find the occupants of a car, a driver and a female passenger, both 22, with upper body injuries. They were both taken to hospital. The spokesman described the driver’s injuries as “minor”, while at 5:40 a.m. police were still awaiting an update from the hospital on the passenger’s condition.
A 32-year-old male driver was the only person inside the van. He was also taken to hospital with minor upper body injuries.
Witnesses reportedly told investigators the car was heading east on the A-40 service road as the truck drove south out of the construction site.
Police closed the eastbound section of the service road between the Langelier and Galeries d’Anjou exits early Monday morning while investigators drove to the scene to try to piece together exactly what happened.
Chèvrefils did not say whether the van was involved in freeway construction work or what type of work was going on at the site.
According to the MTQ, the service road served as a detour route while the eastern section of the highway was closed for work around the Langelier exit between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.
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