Driver runs red light in Côte-des-Neiges, sends 7 to hospital

Seven people were transported to hospital Sunday morning after a car burned a red light, hit two pedestrians and then hit two cars.

Sedan hit two cars and two pedestrians in Sunday morning incident

Several cars were damaged when a black Pontiac carrying a 76-year-old woman and 90-year-old man hit two pedestrians and two cars in Côte-des-Neiges. (CBC)

Seven people were transported to hospital Sunday morning after a car burned a red light, hit two pedestrians and then hit two cars. 

Const. Daniel Lacoursière of the Montreal police said a black Pontiac carrying a 90-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman hit two male pedestrians one 29 and one 56 after going through a red light at the intersection of Van Horne Avenue and Côte-des-Neiges Road. 

Seven people were transported to hospital Sunday morning after a car carrying two senior citizens hit pedestrians and cars on Van Horne Avenue. (CBC)

The incident happened around 9:40 a.m. ET. 

Lacoursière said the car was travelling westbound when it hit the pedestrians, before speeding up for an unknown reason and crashing into a Mercedes SUV carrying three people in their 20s and 30s at the corner of Lavoie Street. 

Witnesses told police that the Pontiac sideswiped the SUV, which was also travelling westbound, before fishtailing into the opposite lane and hitting a second car. 

The two people in the Pontiac and the three in the Mercedes SUV, as well as the two pedestrians, were transported to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the second car was uninjured and not transported to hospital.

Police are investigating.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.