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Accident fatal in Limoilou with a City truck

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The accident occurred a little after 9:30 a.m., Thursday morning.

  • Magalie Masson (View profile)Magalie Masson

An 18-year-old woman died Thursday morning after being hit by a dump truck from the City of Quebec. The accident occurred a little after 9:30 a.m., at the corner of 41st Street and 1st Avenue, on the border between Charlesbourg and Limoilou.

The young woman was pronounced dead on site.

The circumstances remain to be clarified, but the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) already rules out the theory of impaired driving.

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The heavy truck from the City of Quebec involved in the accident.

“The driver of the truck was encountered and transported to a hospital center for nervous shock . The favored thesis at the moment is the accident. We have not yet established with certainty who had priority at traffic lights,” said SPVQ communications sergeant David Poitras.

A large security perimeter has been established around the intersection and the police must question several witnesses at the scene to understand what happened.

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Communications sergeant of the Quebec City Police Department, David Poitras

Investigators and forensic identification technicians are carrying out an assessment of the scene, which will take place over several hours, indicated Sergeant Poitras, met on site late in the morning.

The area's municipal councilor, Jackie Smith, offered her condolences to the victim's loved ones and requested intervention from the Municipality. The City must offer safer developments and prioritize highly accident-prone quadrilaterals, said Ms. Smith.

The SPVQ confirms that the intersection is busy and used by a variety of road users, but has not no statistics allowing us to know if it is an accident-prone place.

With information from Martin Boucher and Pierre-Alexandre Bolduc

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116