Minor killed on ATV after collision with a pick up truck in Quebec
A Surete du Quebec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
MONTREAL -- A young person driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) died following a collision with a pickup truck, early Saturday afternoon, in Degelis, Quebec in the Bas-Saint-Laurent.
The victim, who is a minor, was on a snow-covered forest road, near Rang Baseley, in the municipality about an hour south of Riviere-du-Loup.
The young driver, whose identity and age have not been disclosed, allegedly skidded for some reason while at the top of a small hill. The truck driving in the other direction could not avoid the ATV, said the Surete du Quebec, which was called to the scene around 1:15 p.m.
A collision scene investigator went to the scene to determine the cause and circumstances of the accident.
The victim was seriously injured as a result of the impact and taken to hospital in critical condition.
The three people in the truck were also taken to a hospital for prevention. They did not suffer any apparent injuries.
A witness to the event was also taken to hospital after suffering from nervous shock.
-- this report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 23, 2021.