The motorcycle struck the trunk of a car just after midnight in the eastbound lane just

The motorcycle struck the trunk of a car just after midnight in the eastbound lane just before the Papineau exit. The Ville-Marie tunnel is a section of the Ville-Marie Expressway — the east-west route across the southern section of the city also known as Highway 136. Highway 136 was closed east until 4 a.m. before the exit for St-Laurent Boulevard so police could investigate. 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. Side stand It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Air Filter, Brake Pads, ...

Avoiding crashes caused by hitting the gas instead of the brake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It was a beautiful Wednesday in Winston-Salem and business as usual at Mount Tabor Barber and Style. The seats were filling, employees and customers were engaged in their usual conversation, until it all came to a halt all because a man driving a Subaru failed to stop. “I was cutting a customer’s hair and had my back turned,” said barber Marty Smith, of the October 2017 mishap. “I heard an explosion, well, what I thought was an explosion. I actually dove for the floor.” The 91-year-old came crashing into the shop, slamming into a pole with his engine still revving and tires spinning. “If the pole hadn’t been there and hadn’t stopped him I think he’d have gone all the way through the shop,” Smith said. The cause of the crash was immediately obvious; the man had pressed the gas when he meant to hit the brake. More recently, at La Casa Lopez Mexican Grill in Winston-Salem, a new driver committed the same blunder. “Just sounded like an explosion,” owner Silvia Lopez said. “I [saw] the car [and] then I just started screaming.” A 16-year-old driver had pressed the gas and slammed into the fr...