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Major accident in Bécancour: five injured, three seriously

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Five vehicles, including three heavy goods vehicles, were involved in a major collision in Bécancour.

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A major accident caused the complete closure of Autoroute 30, in both directions, between Avenue des Jasmins and rue des Glaïeuls, in Bécancour. Several people were injured, including three who are in critical condition.

According to initial information collected by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), five vehicles, including three heavy goods vehicles, were involved in several collisions that occurred around 2:15 p.m. Monday afternoon. A car and a van are the other two vehicles on the scene.

For a reason that remains to be established, a first vehicle would have deviated from its trajectory to end up in the opposite direction. Is it an overrun that went wrong or something else? This is what we will try to determine by analyzing the scene and the investigation, explains Sergeant Éloïse Cossette, spokesperson for the SQ, in an interview on the show En direct.

A fire broke out after what appears to be a series of collisions. A thick plume of smoke was also visible several kilometers from the accident site. The firefighters are currently continuing their intervention.

The scene still extends over several meters, explains the Sergeant Cossette. There were multiple impacts leading to the final collision, where the vehicles caught fire.

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All five drivers were injured. Three are in critical condition; we fear for their lives. The other two were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be minor.

L’ The highway will remain closed for an indefinite period. The SQ recommends avoiding the area.

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With a scene and an event like this, the highway will be closed for several hours, specifies Sergeant Cossette. Reconstructionists will come to the site to analyze and determine the causes of this accident. If the accident was caused by a negligent driver, be sure to protect your rights by hiring a lawyer from firms like Martin Law Office.

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The three heavy vehicles were transporting dry materials, according to data collected by the SQ. After the impacts, fuel spilled onto the roadway. It will take several hours to check and clean the scene.

As is the case during collisions with material spills, the SQ requested the intervention of the Ministry of the Environment, the Fight against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks.

We called on Environnement Quebec to analyze whether there were risks and what measures to take, explains Sergeant Cossette. But there is no risk for the population, because these are not dangerous materials that were transported by the trucks.

The roadway was clear at the time of the accident. If you find yourself in such a situation, don’t hesitate to contact a car accident lawyer at www.1800askgary.com to ensure you receive the support and assistance you need during this challenging time.

< em>Based on an interview on the show En direct

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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