Po­lice News – Many ac­ci­dents on week­end

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On June 1st, the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) re­ceived a 911 call from the Jou­vence Camp fol­low­ing a work accident. At the site, wit­nesses said that two men work­ing for the camp were work­ing on a barbeque when one added a fire ac­cel­er­ant to the flame. There was an ex­plo­sion of a bot­tle and both men were hurt and taken to the hospi­tal in Sher­brooke. The CSST is look­ing into the accident.

On Fri­day at 2:30 pm, in Austin, there was a radar op­er­a­tion on the Cooledge Road. The RPM caught a 25 year-old man from Bolton East driv­ing 133 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone who also passed two other ve­hi­cles on dou­ble lines. He re­ceived a fine of $1,219, 14 de­merit points and lost his li­cense for seven days for speeding and a $311 fine and three de­merit points for pass­ing on a dou­ble line. Later on Fri­day, in Ma­gog at 4:00 pm, the RPM re­ceived a call about an accident be­tween a ve­hi­cle and a scooter at the busy in­ter­sec­tion of Merry North and Prin­ci­pale. Ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses and the po­lice, the ve­hi­cle came to a green light as the scooter was cross­ing the street on a red light. The sev­enty year-old woman re­ceived a wound to her head and was taken to the hospi­tal by am­bu­lance. An­other accident took place on Merry North near the in­ter­sec­tion with Cou­ture. A mo­tor­cy­clist lost con­trol of his ve­hi­cle and slid then col­lided with an au­to­mo­bile com­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. He was taken to the hospi­tal by am­bu­lance. A fi­nal accident took place on Sun­day at 1:30 pm, in Ma­gog, be­tween a car and a cyclist on Sher­brooke Street in front of Tim Hor­ton’s. The car was leav­ing the park­ing lot of the res­tau­rant as the cyclist

was com­ing from the op­po­site di­rec­tion. No-one was in­jured but the bi­cy­cle was dam­aged.

The SAAQ has launched its aware­ness cam­paign on speeding: “Pas de vitesse. Pas de re­mords” (No speeding, no re­grets). From June 6th to June 12th, po­lice ser­vices across the prov­ince will be on the look-out for speed­ers. Speed con­tin­ues to be one of the main causes of col­li­sions in Que­bec. Each year, on av­er­age, it causes 138 deaths and 515 se­ri­ous in­juries.

The Sureté du Que­bec has an­other cam­paign go­ing on to en­cour­age safety on the wa­ter: “Je re­viens au quai en toute sureté”. The em­pha­sis will be on the im­por­tance of get­ting trained in boat­ing, in keep­ing at­ten­tive to the en­vi­ron­ment and avoid­ing unsafe ma­noeu­vers on the wa­ter. Poor knowl­edge of boat­ing and reck­less be­hav­ior are the usual causes of boat­ing ac­ci­dents. And although drink­ing al­co­hol on boats is al­lowed, driv­ing a boat while un­der the in­flu­ence of too much al­co­hol is a crim­i­nal of­fense. re­cently ob­tained her BA de­gree from Bishop’s Univer­sity, dou­ble ma­jor­ing in Bi­ol­ogy, En­vi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies and Ge­og­ra­phy. Daugh­ter of Scott Lothrop and Cor­rinne Bé­dard Grand­daugh­ter of Har­vey and Phyl­lis Lothrop She will be at­tend­ing McGill Univer­sity to seek her Mas­ter’s De­gree in Bio Re­source En­gi­neer­ing.

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