A man of fifty years who had a fall of about twenty meters after hitting a truck on Highway 720 at the end afternoon in Montreal, succumbed to his injuries in the evening. The police prefer for the moment the suicide theory. The accident caused a monster congestion in the Turcot interchange sector.
The collision occurred around 3:24 p.m. on Highway 720 westbound between the Turcot Interchange and the Ville-Marie tunnel. The victim was driving a minivan when it rammed into the rear semi-trailer would have stopped or moving slowly in the left lane, explained Gino Paré, spokesperson of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
Following this “slight impact” the accident vehicle was left completely leaning on the highway cement curb, blocking at the same time the driver’s door. The man would then extricated his cabin through the window to its left, which opened in a vacuum, however. Thus he would have had a fall of 18 meters (60 ft) to land on the taxiway is Highway 720.
No one was injured as a result of the tragedy.
This obviously serious accident caused major traffic problems in the city. Four straps of the Turcot Interchange, located nearby, was closed part of the afternoon. At 19h, all ramps of Highway 15 had been reopened to traffic, according to Transport Quebec.