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Police chase on the A-40 | VAT News

Highway 40 was the scene of a police chase Thursday evening, over a section of about five kilometers.

The Terrebonne / Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines / Bois-des-Filions intermunicipal police service chased a black 2019 Toyota Highlander at around 7:10 p.m., after realizing that the vehicle in question had been declared stolen in Quebec, three days earlier.

Even before the patrollers turned on their beacons, the driver, a 34-year-old man from Laval, who was driving on the Montée des Pionniers in Terrebonne, smelled hot water and tried to flee by the highway. He rushed onto the A-40 by taking exit 94, in the Lachenaie sector, in Lanaudière.

“The man was driving at high speed and zigzagged between the vehicles,” said Captain Joël Lamarche, spokesperson for the Terrebonne Police Department.

While in the left lane, the driver attempted a quick right maneuver to take exit 89. He then hit a few traffic cones which caused him to deviate from his lane, approximately at the height of the road. boulevard Henri-Bourassa, in Montreal.

The SUV then began to turn on itself before ending up in a metal post, located on the platform of the ramp to access the service road.

In the accident, the driver sustained neck and back injuries, but his injuries would not be life threatening. However, he was transported to a Montreal hospital and could face charges of receiving stolen goods, dangerous driving and refusing to stop.

No other vehicle was involved in this event and no other person was injured.

The Montreal Police Department was called in to help reconstruct the scene.
Exit 89 was blocked by patrol boats from the Ministry of Transport while the investigation continued.

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