A semi-trailer drove into a service station: disaster avoided little

News 27 August, 2017
  • QMI agency

    Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:48

    Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:48

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    SAINTE-AGATHE-DES-MONTS – A disaster was averted little Saturday night in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the Laurentians, when a semi-trailer truck rammed into an Ultramar gas station of highway 117.

    According to the preliminary information gathered by the QMI Agency, the truck driver would have had a malaise or would be asleep at the wheel, that made him swerve out of his lane to first graze – by hanging it slightly – a tanker truck that was on the site of the service station, then pull up to gas pumps. In its course, the semi-trailer also struck a van that was on the scene.

    The juggernaut has also struck the pillars supporting the shelter of the refuelling area of the service station which is then partly collapsed on him.

    Two people, the passenger of the pickup truck and the driver of the semi-trailer were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.