– Slippery roads cause accidents
Slippery road conditions on Monday led to several road accidents in the region. At 9:30 am, a 911 call came in to the Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) about an accident on the Magog Road near the overpass of autoroute 55. The police found that both drivers implicated in the accident were hurt and two ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Two tow trucks were also called and three patrol cars were needed for safety reasons while the cars were hitched up and while the drivers were transferred to the ambulances. One driver, a 41 year-old man from Montreal, was taken to the CHUS Fleurimont with light injuries while the other driver, a 35 year-old woman from Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, was taken to the Magog hospital with light injuries.
The RPM was called to another accident at 1:40 pm on route 141, near the Fitch Bay road, in Magog. Two vehicles were involved. One of the drivers was a pregnant woman who was taken by ambulance to the hospital as a precautionary measure. One of the drivers lost control of their vehicle and hit the other vehicle. The slippery road conditions seemed to be the cause of the accident.
Last Friday, March 4th, around 11:45 pm, the RPM stopped a vehicle on the Ayer’s Cliff Road, in Magog, after receiving information from the public. The suspect, a 44 year-old Magog woman, was arrested for drinking and driving. Her license was suspended for ninety days. On March 6th at around 1:28 am, the RPM was called to the scene of an accident on Hatley street, in Magog. Three cars, two of them unoccupied at the time, were involved. A 35 year-old man from the Coaticook region was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence of alcohol and his license was suspended for ninety days.