Deadly weekend on the roads
The long Patriots holiday was brutal on the roads of Quebec as the toll rose to at least eight deaths and a dozen injured overnight.
The latest accident in the sad road record dates back to late yesterday afternoon in Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix, where two motorists were injured in a head-on collision. One of them was still fighting for his life at press time.
A little earlier, another motorist died in the morning in Boucherville after a rollover at the end of a police pursuit on the A-30 in Boucherville.
Since Friday d. The newspaper identified at least eight deaths and 12 injuries in ten traffic accidents across Quebec. With the accidents that claimed the lives of Isabelle Sylvestre, 28, of Trois-Rivières, and Fabienne Houde-Bastien, 31, of Montreal, Sunday was the worst day.
Around 8pm on Sunday evening, Isabelle Sylvestre lost her life in a spectacular road trip on the ring Saint-Charles in Saint-Léon-le-Grand in Mauricie.
“She would have lost control of the vehicle and would have rolled over one or more times before being ejected,” Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Catherine Bernard said.
Fabienne Bastien-Houle died after being hit by two vehicles in Montreal.
The two drivers would have collided before hitting the pedestrian.
One of the drivers, a 40-year-old, was arrested for driving under the influence.
Three similar events took place on the same day in Mauricie, Lanaudière and Hautes-Laurentides.
Carole Girard, 66, died after losing control of her mountain bike in Chertsey in the Lanaudière region.
Nathalie Desmeules, 53, of Montreal, lost her life in a head-on collision on Route 155 in La Bostonnais, Mauricie. A man and a woman were also injured in the accident, one of whom is on the brink of death at the time of going to press.
A 43-year-old motorist was also killed in a wooded area near route 117 in Labelle, in the Hautes-Laurentides, after hitting another vehicle from behind.
On a motorcycle
The long leave had already started tragically when two motorcyclists were killed in less than 24 hours.
Friday evening, a man in his forties lost his life when he hit a Hydro-Quebec pole on Avenue Royale in Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges.
The following day, a man in his 50s died during a turn on Route 132, near Rimouski, on Saturday evening.
SQ was due to reveal its road record today.