Serious accident on route 143 in Canton de Hatley

Serious accident on route 143 in Canton de Hatley

Route 143 was closed between rue Gosselin and chemin Guillemette to allow an SQ collision investigation specialist to establish the circumstances of this accident.

Share October 5, 2020 Updated October 6, 2020 at 8:42 am Share Serious accident on route 143 in Canton de HatleySerious accident on route 143 in Canton de Hatley

René-Charles Quirion La Tribune Sherbrooke – The speed could be the cause of a serious swerve that occurred on Monday evening in the Canton de Hatley.

A man in his seventies lost control of his Jeep vehicle in a curve on Route 143.

The vehicle rolled over and the driver was ejected.

The man was taken to the CHUS to treat his serious injuries.

At the time of publication, the victim was still in critical condition.

“We fear for the life of the driver who was alone in his vehicle”, explains the spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, Catherine Bernard.

An SQ collision investigation specialist was dispatched to the scene to establish the circumstances of this accident.

“Speed could be a factor that contributed to this swerve,” said Officer Bernard.

Route 143 was closed between rue Gosselin and chemin Guillemette for several hours.

A detour was imposed on motorists traveling in the area via Gosselin, Principale Sud, King streets as well as Gale and Swede roads.

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