Stranded motorists launch class action lawsuit.
16 Mar 2017 – Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has launched an investigation into how hundreds of motorists ended up stranded overnight on Montreal’s Highway 13 during a blizzard.
Police received a call at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday that a tractor-trailer had jackknifed across the southbound lanes of Highway 13, leaving no way for traffic to pass.
And although stranded drivers made more than 300 calls to 911 for help, it took until 3:30 a.m Wednesday before police and firefighters began helping to move the stuck vehicles.
Premier Couillard has formally apologized to people who were traumatized or injured as a result. However, lawyers say they are launching a class action suit against the government on behalf of 500 persons they say were affected.
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