VIDEO: A Trucker Seriously Injured In The Laurentians

A truck driver got lucky on Monday at noon when the tank truck filled with hot tar overturned on Route 117 in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, near Mont-Tremblant, in the Laurentians.

The truck driver remained stuck for more than an hour in his cabin while the firefighters rushed to not only try and get him out, but also had to deal with the load partially set a blaze, they feared for the worst.

The victim was eventually evacuated and was then transported to a hospital in the Montreal area to treat serious injuries. However, we do not fear for his life.

Firefighters were also able to quickly extinguish the fire as tar escaping from the tank had caught fire.

The road exit occurred in a curve. According to the Sûreté du Québec, speed could have played a role in the accident, as one witness explains, Stéphane Guindon, co-owner of Multi Entrepôts du Nord, located a few meters from the accident site . "We had just started our lunch and heard a brake and an impact sound. We ran to see what happened. It happened in a small curve. People are always driving fast there, the police are doing radar all the time there. "

Emergency-Environment officials were dispatched to the site to undertake the recovery of the tar that had spilled on the ground, particularly in the median between the 117 lanes where the truck overturned. The operation was still in progress and the truck was still on site late afternoon.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The Sûreté du Québec has opened an investigation, but has already ruled out any criminal aspect in relation to this event.

 

Source: TVA Nouvelles

on 29 August 2017