Sereto du Quebec (SQ) reported that four people were seriously injured in a major ision crash on Highway 40 west of the island of Montreal on Saturday evening.
Four vehicles were ided on Autorout 40 near Boulevard St-Charles at 6:30 p.m. According to the latest information, the fire broke out after the impact of two vehicles.
When the first responders arrived, all four sustained serious injuries and were rushed to hospital. “We fear for the lives of two of them,” SQ spokesman Stefan Tremble confirmed.
Investigators were sent to the scene to determine the cause of the accident, which is not yet known. “We believe speed played a role,” Agent Tremble said. Colliding reconstructors are also on site to reconstruct the sequence of events. Finally, witnesses are met as part of the investigation.
The road is still closed on the east side, but vehicles can travel on the service road.