Major accident on Ville Marie sends 1 to hospital

A major accident on the eastbound Ville-Marie Expressway could cause serious trouble for those heading downtown Tuesday morning.

According to provincial police at about 3:00 A.M. the driver of a semi-truck missed his exit and attempted to back up on the expressway.

The driver of a car behind the truck did not notice the stopped semi in front of him. His vehicle slammed into the back of the truck, seriously injuring the man. He was rushed to hospital and police say he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the truck was arrested and could be charged with dangerous driving and criminal negligence.