Truck in Montreal collides with railway bridge

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Truck in Montreal collides with railway bridge
Truck in Montreal collides with railway bridge

A truck driver suffered head injuries when he smashed into a train bridge on Notre Dame St.

The collision happened around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday as a truck ran into the bridge near Ste. Catherine St. East, knocking its cargo onto the street and breaking the truck’s flatbed trailer.

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Two other cars ran into the back of the suddenly-stopped truck, although the occupants of those cars were not badly hurt. One woman was treated at the scene for shock, while the truck’s driver, a man about 30 years old, was taken to hospital to be treated for head injuries from hitting his windshield.

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The truck was carrying what appears to be a small forklift on a flatbed, and the impact destroyed the small vehicle, ripping off its tires and apparently breaking the flatbed itself.

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Police closed Notre Dame St. in both directions between Dickson St. and Pie IX Blvd. while the wreckage was cleaned up.

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