Pedestrian dies after wandering onto Highway 40 in the West Island

Aug 28 2019, 6:35 am

A woman was struck and killed on Highway 40 in Kirkland on Tuesday morning after she wandered onto a busy stretch of the expressway.

The incident happened just after 8:45 am in the eastbound lanes of Highway 40, right before the Chemin Ste-Marie exit.

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According to the Sûreté du Québec, the woman, whose age was not mentioned by police, was struck “almost immediately” and the crash resulted in a four-vehicle pile up.

She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for the SQ confirmed with Daily Hive that nobody else was seriously injured.

Investigators closed off the stretch of highway where the accident occurred for “several hours.” Provincial police say they’re not ruling anything out in their investigation, including the possibility that the woman could have been suicidal.

This was the second fatal road accident in Greater Montreal this week as a 51-year-old woman was killed by an STM bus in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough on Monday after a serious collision.