Saturday, April 10, 2021

One dead, two seriously injured, after high-speed collision in A-440 construction area

Excessive speed is considered to have been a factor in a motor vehicle accident that happened in a work zone on Autoroute 440 earlier this week that killed one person while leaving two others with serious injuries.

Autoroute 440 near the spot where a motorcyclist died and two others were injured in a high-speed accident on Wednesday.

Police and ambulance technicians were called around 9 pm on Wednesday after a motorcyclist sped through the protected road repair zone on the eastbound A440 near Pie IX and Montée Masson and struck a worker.

At the time, the work crew was in the process of closing the left lane. The motorcycle, estimated to have been travelling 150 km/h, struck a pickup truck parked in the work area. The motorcyclist and a passenger were ejected following impact.

While the 28-year-old motorcycle driver, identified as Ian Jacobsen of l’Épiphanie, subsequently died of his injuries, the 28-year-old female passenger and the 34-year-old male road worker were left in critical condition.

According to the Journal de Montréal on Friday, the worker, a father of three children, underwent surgery for the amputation of a leg and his condition is said to be stable.

Martin C. Barry
Martin C. Barry
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the Laval News. During his 24 years covering political and community issues in the Montreal region, Marty has won numerous journalism awards from the Quebec Community Newspapers Association for written coverage as well as for photography.

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