The laurentians: tragic death of a toddler of 4 years old in mountain BIKING

Laurentides: décès tragique d’un bambin de 4 ans en VTT

A community in the Hautes-Laurentides is in shock after a 4 year old boy has tragically lost his life in an accident of mountain BIKE Monday afternoon.

“I didn’t know them personally, but we feel that the people are in shock when you look on the social networks. Even for those it is not easy. Especially when it involves children, ” said Robert Leclerc, the director of the fire safety service of the municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain.

No helmet

The small community with about 800 citizens and is located about 30 minutes drive south-west of Mont-Laurier.

Laurentides: décès tragique d’un bambin de 4 ans en VTT

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Eloise Cossette
Sûreté du Québec

Monday, at around 15: 15 p.m., two firefighters have been called on the path Ladouceur to act as first responders to bring relief to the small victim, who was ejected from the all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

The 4 year old boy was not wearing a helmet. It is struck on the head during the fall and lost consciousness.

Unfortunately, he never woke up and his death was recorded in the hospital.

“From what we could understand, the victim was on the edge of the path because it has been made there, but the accident would have taken place later in the wood “, said Mr. Leclerc.

The boy was with another child on the ATV.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ), which is conducting the investigation, refuses for the moment to reveal the age and gender of the passenger.

However, it would not have been injured.

“For the moment, we are trying to understand if the children were alone on the machine or with an adult,” explained the sergente Eloise Cossette, spokesperson for the SQ.

Wrong move

According to the provincial police, the thesis of the accident would be the most likely, even if one does not neglect any track.

Specialists in reconstruction of accident and investigators of major crimes from the post office of Mont-Laurier have analyzed the scene, Monday, and investiguaient always Tuesday to understand what happened.

“We talk about possibly a wrong operation or poor handling “, has noted the sergente Cossette.

According to residents of the chemin Ladouceur, there are few established families in this industry, which is mainly known for the resort.

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