Motorcycle accident in Saint-Janvier-de-Joly: the identity of the known victim
The identity of the deceased victim in a road accident Saturday noon in the RCM of Lotbinière is known. This is Marcel Boucher, a motorcyclist from Saint-Apollinaire.
B lthough the circumstances of the accident are still under investigation, the hypothesis of discomfort is favored by the Sûreté du Québec, as no other vehicle was involved in the accident.
An autopsy will be performed on the body of the victim and mechanical expertise has been requested on the motorcycle.
The 62-year-old would have lost control of his vehicle while driving on the viaduct of the Village Road, just above Highway 20, in Saint-Janvier-de-Joly.
The man was alone on board when he was ejected from his vehicle. His death was found on the spot.
With the start of construction holidays, motorists will be able to see more motorbikes on the roads.
The 2019 motorcycle awareness campaign of the Société de l ‘assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) reminds all road users to be vigilant.
For motorcyclists, they are advised to exercise caution and respect speed limits.
As for motorists, the SAAQ strongly suggests to pay more attention to motorcycles, one must look twice rather than one and anticipate their presence.
Concerning motorcycle fatigue, the SAAQ also offers to make sure you are fit if you are considering a long drive.
“Driving a motorcycle requires more physical effort and concentration than a car. If you are tired, you will be less vigilant. You have to be in good shape to get on the road by bike, “reads the SAAQ website.
The site also reminds that the most important thing when riding a motorcycle is to be seen. To do this, the SAAQ site offers several tips such as the possession of light-colored accessories, the addition of auxiliary lights on the vehicle and traffic in the third of the way.