Four serious accidents reported Saturday involving motorcycles: one fatal
Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:24AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:06PM EDT
The Federation of Quebec Motorcyslists is launching a campaign to improve safety, just as a spate of accidents have hit the province's roads.
The program originated after 23 of last year's 49 fatal motorcycle crashes took place in the two weeks before the construction holiday. That number was a slight decrease from 2016's 54 motorcycle fatalities.
"This compaign isn't only for motorcyclists, it's also for drivers, cars, strucks," said federation spokesperson Jean-Pierre Frechette. "Just be careful, because there are more people on the road during these critical weeks."
A 22-year-old man perished in an accident in Laval around 9 p.m. He was part of a group of four on the highway when his motorcycle hit a low wall, ejecting him onto the road.
He was then hit by a passing car, according to authorities.
In three other incidents, crash victims were considered to be stable but are still under heavy observation.
On the Metropolitan in Montreal, a biker also hit a low wall and was thrown off the vehicle and into the road.
In Monteregie, a motorcyclist swerved on Autoroute 30 near the Highway 15 ramp in Candiac.
In Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, in Lanaudiere, a 45-year-old man was found unconscious in a wooded area near his toppled motorcycle. The circumstances of this latter event are yet to be determined.