2 dead, many injured after major pileup on Montreal's South Shore

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Emergency vehicles were on the scene of a major pileup on Montreal's South Shore late Tuesday night.               (Radio-Canada - image credit)
Emergency vehicles were on the scene of a major pileup on Montreal's South Shore late Tuesday night. (Radio-Canada - image credit)

Two people, including a child, are dead and more are injured after a major pileup on Montreal's South Shore late Tuesday night.

According to Quebec's provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the collision took place on Highway 30, near the borough of Saint-Hubert in the city of Longueuil.

Police say a semi-trailer truck was reportedly unable to stop or slow down as it approached a construction zone around 11 p.m., striking several cars. The SQ said seven vehicles, not including the truck, were hit in the pileup.

Emergency vehicles on the scene rushed passengers to hospital. Two have died: an 11-year-old child and a 42-year-old woman who were in the same vehicle, the SQ reported.

Ten others were injured. A 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital in critical condition but is now stable. A 55-year-old man is still in critical condition. Another eight were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The truck driver was a 25-year-old man who has had his licence since December 2019 and has had no previous accidents.

One eastbound lane of the highway has reopened.

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