Police News – Many accidents on weekend
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.