Saint-Henri-de-Taillon: a truck overturns on the road 169

A heavy vehicle carrying rolls of paper spilled around 1am that night on Route 169 near Saint-Henri-de-Taillon. The 58-year-old man was arrested for driving while under the influence. He had to be extradited and suffered major injuries.
A truck carrying rolls of paper spilled onto Route 169 in St-Henri-de-Taillon around 1:00 am The driver remained in prison for more than 2 hours. The road was partially blocked while waiting for emergency services to do their job. The injured driver was taken to Alma Hospital.

A truck carrying rolls of paper spilled onto Route 169 in St-Henri-de-Taillon around 1:00 am The driver remained in prison for more than 2 hours. The road was partially blocked while waiting for emergency services to do their job. The injured driver was taken to Alma Hospital.

THE DAILY, GIMMY DESBIENS

Early that night, at the junction of Highway 169 and the road leading to Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, a 53-foot-long truck lay in the ditch of the road trapping its driver in the cockpit. His extrication was difficult. “His rescue was long, the rescue took 2 hours to get out the individual because the position of the truck was delicate. In addition, the firefighters were concerned in their maneuvers because they suspect some serious injuries, “said Hugues Beaulieu, spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec. The man in question was taken to Alma Hospital. A blood test was done and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The incident disrupted traffic, many trucks take this route and remain stranded.

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