Big Rig Rams Into Gas Station

SAINTE-AGATHE-DES-MONTS - A catastrophy was avoided on Saturday night in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the Laurentians, when a semi-trailer truck crashed into an Ultramar gas station on Route 117.

According to preliminary information collected by the QMI Agency, the driver of the truck might have fallen asleep at the wheel, which caused him to deviate from from the road, first grazing a tanker located on the site of the service station, and then slamming into the petrol pumps. The Rig also hit a pickup parked next to the pumps.

The Big Rig also struck pillars supporting the shelter of the refueling area of ​​the service station, which then partially collapsed on it.

Two people, the passenger of the pick up and the driver of the big rig, were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

 

Source: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/ (Translated)

on 28 August 2017