Accident in Trois-Pistoles: four people in critical condition

police1569(Quebec) Four people, two young children and two adults were in critical condition following an accident this morning in Trois-Pistoles, involving a passenger vehicle and a truck.

The accident occurred at about 11:30 at the intersection of the 132 and John Rioux Street. At the moment of impact, the vehicle with four people on board, was traveling south on John Rioux, while the mastodon, a dump truck, was driving on the 132 eastbound says Sergeant Claude Doiron.

At this location there are traffic lights. It is too early, says the policeman to speculate. Experts in accident reconstruction are on the scene to try to understand what happened.

Employees of a neighboring company went on site after hearing the sound of the brutal impact. “From what I could see, the truck crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle. It dragged on about fifty feet. Both finished their race in the ditch, “says one of them.

According to him, the first witnesses arrived on site could not do anything for the victims. By early afternoon, rescuers were still trying to extricate at least one body of the passenger. According to the same witness, a child was crying. The other occupants seemed oblivious.

The 132 is currently closed. Bypasses roads have been planned.

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