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Two teens hurt after vehicle falls from overpass in Montreal’s West Island

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WATCH: Two men are in hospital with critical condition following a crash on the overpass in the city of Pointe-Claire in Montreal's West Island. Emergency services were called at approximately 4 a.m., Saturday after the vehicle crashed on Cardinal Ave., near Sources Blvd., not far from Highway 20 in Montreal's West Island. – Dec 18, 2021

A crash in the Pointe-Claire neighbourhood of Montreal, where a vehicle finished its route at the bottom of an overpass, could have been caused by speed.

It was a call to 911 at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning that alerted emergency services to the vehicle’s crash on avenue Cardinal, near boulevard des Sources, not far from Highway 20, in the west of Montreal’s island.

The two teens who were in the vehicle were injured.

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“When the police arrived on the scene, they located an unconscious man outside the vehicle. He was transported to a hospital,” said officer Caroline Chèvrefils, spokesperson for the Montreal Police Department. (SPVM).

“Another man was located inside the vehicle. He was also taken to a hospital,” she said.

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The SPVM said the two men suffered “very serious injuries.” The passenger is 16 years old and the driver is 18 years old.

According to the first elements of the police investigation, the vehicle was traveling in a southerly direction on Boulevard des Sources, near Avenue Donegani, when the driver lost control of the vehicle before falling at the bottom of the viaduct in question.

The scene was protected to allow SPVM investigators to do their job.

“The speed could be in question,” admitted the spokesperson for the SPVM.

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(The Canadian Press)

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