A man was killed and another injured in an ATV accident on an isolated forest road in Quebec
ROBERVAL, QUE. – An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident left one dead and another injured in an isolated sector of the Gouin reservoir, north of Quebec.
Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) from the MRC Domaine-Du-Roy station in Roberval, Saguenay –Lac-Saint-Jean, received the emergency call around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday about a fatal accident which had occurred a few hours earlier north of the Gouin reservoir.
“There were two men on an ATV in an isolated area. They were traveling at low speed on a forest road, but they came to a place where the road had collapsed. They fell off the ATV and were thrown,” said the spokesperson for the SQ. Sgt. Marythe Bolduc. “The driver, in his thirties, injured his leg while his passenger, a 68-year-old man, died from the fall.”
“It was a long and painful process for the survivor,” she added. “As they were in an isolated area, the ATV driver went to warn the rest of the group. They put the victim in a vehicle and drove for several hours to a place where they could call for help in La. Golden.”
The 68-year-old man who died was a resident of Saint-François-de-Sales, near Roberval. His death was confirmed shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The individual accompanying him was also taken to hospital for treatment of his leg injury.
“At first glance, there is no criminal element, but there is still an investigation conducted by the Sûreté du Québec to clarify the causes and circumstances surrounding this sad event,” said the spokesperson for the SQ.
– this report by La Presse Canadienne was first published in French on June 26, 2021.