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At 4h pm yesterday a spectacular fiery crash left one person dead and multiple others injured on Highway 40 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Incredible video footage show a man trying to rescue a truck driver moments after the collision, while fire is starting to break out. The accident happened on at a busy time of the day on an elevated portion of a highway in Montreal near St-Denis Street. A first transport truck was apparently stopped when a second truck slammed in its rear, trapping the driver. In the very early video footage, a man is seen walking to assess the condition of the possible victim when he noticed flames starting to break under the cab. He then started running frantically, trying to force open both doors of the semi with a crowbar but without success. Fire grew and quickly involved the wrecked truck before propagating to the truck ahead. Within minutes a large cloud of black smoke rose above heavy flames. Images in this video also show the view from inside a nearby office building where smoke completely blocked all natural light. One man was declared dead on scene. SIM fire crews were busy for hours battling the intense and unusual blaze. Montreal mayor Denis Codere as well as Engineers and investigators went to the scene of the accident and only the eastbound lanes of the highway have been re-opened. At mark 1:08 an explosion can be seen throwing flaming liquid in the opposite lanes while traffic is still going, nearly missing cars on its way to the ground. The fire was contained to the elevated part of the road and traffic in the streets underneath kept going until the arrival of fire fighters.

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Comments

    • Emile Deschamps
      Emile Deschamps

      Mon dieu déjà que l’autoroute est tout le temps jammé

      about 1 day ago
    • Annie Lee
      Annie Lee

      I have faith in humanity again after seeing this hero going above and beyond trying to save someone. God help the victim and help the hero as well.

      about 2 days ago
    • Sintujan Nallathamby
      Sintujan Nallathamby

      I was there but from my point of view the bridge was shaking like crazy I look in front all I see is flames

      about 4 days ago
    • James M.
      James M.

      True story...happened back in the very early '80's, maybe even very late '70's...I was like 9 or 10yrs old. Traffic accident involving an 18-wheeler on the I-15 westbound headed towards Las Vegas. The driver was trapped in the cab and it was already starting to burn. The CHP officer that had responded couldnt get the guy out as his legs were crushed from the collision. Several guys including other truckers were trying to help the stuck trucker. When they realized he wasnt gonna make it, the truck driver begged the CHP officer to kill him so he wouldnt suffer. The CHP officer couldnt do it because he was trying desperately to save him. One of the other guys helping had a .1911 handgun and shot the driver in the head so he wouldnt feel the pain of burning to death and everyone hearing him screaming. That scene played out almost exactly like this did. I know, cause my dad was one of those guys trying to save that driver. If my memory serves me, that CHP officer quit his job a short time later. No charges were ever brought upon the man who pulled the trigger because everyone that was there testified to the fact it was the humane thing to do even though he was at fault because he had fallen asleep at the wheel.
      My hats off to that driver trying to save that trucker, made me tear up and hope he was able to move on from this as for some people, they may take it very hard. RIP driver, other truckers got the watch and will haul for you...

      about 4 days ago
    • Gerald Walls jr
      Gerald Walls jr

      If only he had help but the fear got the best of everyone

      about 10 days ago
    • Rusu Bogdan
      Rusu Bogdan

      Maybe after this video evry bodye wil give more respect to the truck drivers

      about 11 days ago
    • Jojo Marcelo
      Jojo Marcelo

      The steel bars in the concrete may have weakened. So sorry for the truck driver

      about 27 days ago
    • ambokozo
      ambokozo

      What a horror. Like a real final destination. RIP driver

      about 1 month ago
    • Kees van Beek
      Kees van Beek

      And nobody else does anything. They are all murderers.

      about 1 month ago
    • Kevzete
      Kevzete

      Jesus there can't have been left of the driver after that. RIP

      about 1 month ago
    • Lamin Kamara
      Lamin Kamara

      Other drivers are weeked.if this was in Africa others driver will rust to help

      about 1 month ago
    • Jose Zarate
      Jose Zarate

      They needa learn how to drive .

      about 1 month ago
    • Kenneth Maddock
      Kenneth Maddock

      Do not like ( CAB OVERS ) 😖

      about 1 month ago
    • Arnick Ada
      Arnick Ada

      That fucking intro fucks ears with earphones in full volume jesus christ fuck that

      about 1 month ago
    • creforce
      creforce

      RIP the truck driver.

      about 1 month ago
    • hebneh
      hebneh

      Interesting how they occasionally shift into English at the most stressful moments.

      about 2 months ago
    • blabla
      blabla

      poor truck drivers, both. At least he tried but no one else helped. But looking at that truck..opening a door without proper rescue equipment, no chance. Dont you have to carry a fire extinguisher on all trucks in Canada? Here in germany you must have min 1x 6 kilo fire extinguisher per truck which would have been three from the three visible trucks

      about 2 months ago
    • Kool Man
      Kool Man

      Cold blood not worried at all. He is video taping with no emotion no feeling is he human !!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Jay Andrade
      Jay Andrade

      Very sad!

      about 2 months ago
    • Ольга Шеметюк
      Ольга Шеметюк

      Ставь лайк на комм кто по русски разговаривает

      about 2 months ago
    • Oleg Ivanov
      Oleg Ivanov

      1 сраный огнетушитель и ничего бы не было...

      about 2 months ago
    • Дмитрий Сергеевич Кузнецов, мне 43 года
      Дмитрий Сергеевич Кузнецов, мне 43 года

      Ужасное ДТП во Франции

      about 2 months ago
    • Parvinder Singh
      Parvinder Singh

      Cab overs are very unsafe in terms of collision and must be ban plus ppl don't have patience and tailgates to avoid cars to cut in front of 'em. Car drivers think the space truck driver leaves in the front of 'em is their sweet spot. You pay for your stupidity eventually. It's not worth it guys. Value each other while driving around. One of us become an ass and cut in then another try to be hero. Then here we're keyboard warriors offending and defending each other. What about that guy's family he or she left behind. It could be anyone of us today tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brandon Martinez Bello
      Brandon Martinez Bello

      😥

      about 3 months ago
    • Mohamed Mekaour
      Mohamed Mekaour

      النار.تلتهم.كل.شيء.اللهم.ارحمنا.وادعوك.ان.لا.تتدخلنا.النار.يومة.القيامة.برحمتك.الواسعة

      about 3 months ago
    • Rebrutez
      Rebrutez

      R.I.P truck driver :(

      about 3 months ago
    • caroll greenwood
      caroll greenwood

      Why didnt other cars stop to help that poor man?

      about 3 months ago
    • dipesh shah
      dipesh shah

      You guys were safe in the building. Why did you evacuate? I wanted to see more video. Feel bad for the driver RIP, but i love big fire videos with explosions.

      about 3 months ago
    • randomkid 21
      randomkid 21

      **gets smoke detector ad**

      about 3 months ago
    • Samantha Vanderhoof
      Samantha Vanderhoof

      Bless that mans heart! I pray against survivors guilt! You’re a true hero for trying, everyone else just watched. Bystander Effect is awful!
      I pray the driver wasn’t alive in fire but that he passed on from accident and without pain! Heart-breaking!

      about 3 months ago