July 3, 2014 5:55 pm
Updated: July 3, 2014 7:31 pm

Traffic pile-up on Highway 40 leaves 2 seriously injured; 1 dead


MONTREAL – An elderly woman was killed and two others were seriously injured in a multiple car pile-up along Highway 40 near Pointe-Claire on Thursday afternoon.

Gino Paré, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, told Global News that the accident took place at 3:20 p.m.

A flatbed truck was parked on the shoulder of the road near the westbound St. Jean exit on Highway 40, when a car crashed into the vehicle and was pinned beneath it. The driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle. Two more vehicles then crashed into the car and truck.

A glimpse of the scene of the accident as seen by a Transports Quebec traffic camera on July 3, 2014.

Transport Quebec

Authorities have confirmed that the elderly driver trapped in the vehicle pinned beneath the truck has died. She was from the West Island and will not be identified until her family have been notified.

Paré confirmed that two other people were injured and were transferred to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The westbound lane along Highway 40 remains closed as emergency crews work at the scene.

Transports Quebec is recommending motorists avoid the area, as traffic is at a standstill.

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