Route 137: four injured in a face-to-face
A violent frontal collision on Route 137 in Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton sent two drivers and two children to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
“I heard a” boom “and immediately called 911. On hearing the impact, I knew there were people injured,” says Diane Colette, a resident of a property located in front of the building. where the collision occurred around 9:10 am
According to some accounts, the black vehicle Mazda, led by a man and in which traveled two children, could have possibly encroached in the opposite way. At the same time, a Hyundai car driven by a young woman was driving there.
The impact, which was inevitable, occurred in an area where the speed limit is 90 km / h. The black vehicle finished on Ms. Colette’s course, while the other vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway.
The two drivers, who have always been aware, were incarcerated in their respective vehicles.
The firefighters of Saint-Dominique and the fire department of Roxton Pond / Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton intervened. First responders were also dispatched to the scene. “The Saint-Dominque fire brigade has extricated one person while we are de-incarcerating the other,” explains Claude Rainville, director of the Roxton Pond / Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton Brigade. It was a great team effort of all the speakers. ”
According to information obtained by La Voix de l’Est, the man suffered serious leg injuries. The driver also sustained lower body injuries. The two children were also injured. The four casualties were transported by ambulance to the Granby Hospital.
During the visit of La Voix de l’Est , the mother of the driver arrived at the scene of the collision and inquired about what had happened. Visibly worried, she quickly took the road to get to the bedside of her daughter in the hospital.
During the emergency response, a large section of Highway 137 was closed to all traffic.
The road was finally reopened shortly before 11am.