Another black day for the riders

Autre journée noire pour les motocyclistes

Two rides on a motorcycle in this national holiday of St-Jean-Baptiste ended tragically on Wednesday, increasing even more the road assessment devastating of the last days among the bikers.

A 45 year-old male has first lost their lives as a result of an accident that occurred around 11: 30 at Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, in Lanaudière.

According to the information of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the man was traveling on the rang Sainte-Rose when it is cut off the road by a car coming in the opposite direction who has made a bend to the left.

The victim was transported to a hospital, where doctors could only confirm his death.

Then, in the afternoon, another motorcyclist was killed, this time on the rang Saint-Mathieu, Shawinigan.

According to the SQ, the driver, a 40 year old man, allegedly tried to overtake three cars in an area where it had not the right to do so. However, at the time of the maneuver, the first of the three cars began veering to the left. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid it.

In both cases, the drivers were alone in their car and nobody else was injured. Investigations have been opened to try to clarify the causes and exact circumstances of these two accidents.

Dark week

These two deaths are part of a long list of riders who have lost the life while practicing their passion in the last few days.

In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, a young man of barely 18 years was lost from hitting the wall of a viaduct on the side of Lévis. The speed may have played a role in the accident, reported the Journal de Québec.

At least five motorcycle accidents are also occurred in the course of the last week-end. Frelighsburg, Montérégie, a motorcycle rider of 30 years lost his life after crashing into a car that was turning left.

The day before, Paul Provencher, 41 years old, had been caught up in Sainte-Perpétue, in Centre-du-Québec, by a motorist who had then abandoned his car and fleeing on foot.

Other amateur bike had also sustained injuries in various accidents, including a collision with a deer to Saint-Nazaire-d Acton, in the Montérégie region, on Saturday.

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