Collision with a truck in Lanaudière: a 9-year-old child is dead

Collision with a truck in Lanaudière: a 9-year-old child died

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">The driver of the truck allegedly failed to make his mandatory stop.

A 9-year-old child lost his life following a x27;an accident that occurred Friday morning in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, in Lanaudière.

Another child, who was in the same vehicle, was seriously injured and taken to hospital, where he was in stable condition Friday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

The collision with the driver of a heavy truck occurred around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Ruisseau-Saint-Jean North and Louis-Philippe-Lesage.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the driver of the truck, a 42-year-old man, who was traveling on Chemin Louis-Philippe-Lesage, allegedly failed to make his mandatory stop. This would have caused the side impact with the vehicle which was carrying a man and two children, explained the spokesman of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Nicolas Scholtus.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

A Hydro-Québec pole was severed during this collision, according to the SQ. However, there are no outages to report in the area, according to the Info-pannes website.

The traffic controllers of the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec and the coroner have been notified of this accident.

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