A man in his 50’s is fighting for life after a glider crashed on a residential street in Sainte-Raymond, about 60 KM north of Quebec City.

The first information gathered by the Surete du Quebec indicated that the man was alone in the glider – which operates without a motor and relies on natural stimuli, like wind, to propel it.

The apparatus plummeted to the ground on l’Avenue de la Coline around 4:30 p.m.

He was rushed to hospital shortly after, where he remains in critical condition.

Police say they are unsure as to the cause of the accident— the driver may have sustained a health scare while gliding, or could have been victim of a technical issue.

A team from Hydro-Quebec is on-scene to assess damages, because the glider came into contact with power lines.

Transport Canada was also made aware of the crash.