Three-vehicle crash in western Quebec caused by sleepy driver, police claim
MRC-des-Collines-de-l'Outaouais police claim a 23-year-old woman fell asleep at the wheel on Highway 309 near L'Ange-Gardien, Que. Satuday, June 11, 2022, triggering a three-vehicle crash. (MRC-des-Collines-de-l'Outaouais police/handout)
Police in western Quebec say a driver who is alleged to have fallen asleep at the wheel early Saturday morning triggered a three-vehicle crash near L’Ange-Gardien.
MRC-des-Collines-de-l’Outaouais police said the crash happened on Highway 309 at around 5:25 a.m. A 23-year-old woman from Mayo, who was travelling southbound, apparently fell asleep and swerved her sedan into oncoming traffic, striking a pickup truck hauling a boat that was traveling northbound.
The 47-year-old Gatineau man driving the pickup truck ended up in the ditch with his 15-year-old son. A third driver hit the boat he was hauling, police said in a news release.
The 23-year-old woman was hospitalized with a leg injury, while the 47-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precaution. Police did not report any injuries to the 15-year-old boy, and said the driver of the third vehicle only had a “good scare” from the experience.
The road was closed for some time early Saturday morning but has since reopened.