7 deaths on undivided stretch of Highway 50 east of Gatineau since 2013
Highway undivided with 1 lane in each direction from around Masson-Angers to northwest of Montreal
A west Quebec mayor is calling on the province to expand Highway 50 after six crashes that killed seven people east of Gatineau in recent years:
- Nov. 13, 2016: Head-on crash kills woman on Highway 50 in west Quebec
- Sept. 17, 2016: 2 Gatineau women killed in head-on west Quebec crash
- Sept. 15, 2016: 1 person dead after vehicle crashes into rocks, catches fire near Papineauville
- May 2015: Quebec crash kills man after car carrying child crosses centre line
- April 2014: 1 person dead after Highway 50 crash near Buckingham
- November 2013: Highway 50 crash near Thurso kills woman
Highway 50 is undivided with one lane in each direction from around Masson-Angers to northwest of Montreal, near its end.
L'Ange-Gardien Mayor Robert Goulet said in November there are too many accidents on that part of the highway and that the region deserves better.
Goulet said he can't do much except lobby the provincial government to expand that part of the highway, which was finished in November 2012.