A motorcyclist struck fatally by a truck

Un motocycliste happé mortellement par une camionnette

A sexagenarian was killed Friday during a violent collision face-to-face caused by the driver of a pickup truck that was travelling on the chemin du Grand Bernier Sud, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

“The driver of a pickup truck travelling south would have, inadvertently, deflected from its path and came face to face with the motorcyclist who was travelling in the opposite direction,” said officer Christine St-Gelais, of the Service de police de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Near the base

The accident occurred at around 18 h, near the military base.

The officers performed cpr on the motorcyclist, 63 years old, but in vain. His death was recorded in the hospital.

The driver, a man aged 30 years old, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, escaped without serious injury.

According to the spokesperson, the alcohol would not be an issue.

“The police shall conduct an investigation to determine the causes and circumstances of the accident “, she said.

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