Commuters suffered a slowdown on the Henri-IV highway on Saturday, September 2, 2023, due to three separate accidents that occurred on the highway. According to the reports, three separate collisions took place at kilometer 130 in the Sainte-Foy sector. People traveling through the Pierre Laporte bridge faced a slowdown. As thousands of people were stuck in traffic jams on Saturday, the Surete du Quebec had to intervene three times in accidents on the highway. If you have been scrambling to the web to know about the collisions that occurred on the highway, this article is for you. In the following sections, we have explained everything that you need to know about it. Continue reading this column and take a look below.
Pont Pierre Laporte Accident
As mentioned three separate accidents involving several vehicles happened on the Henri-IV highway, the first crash took place on Highway 73 southbound at around 10 am. In the first collision, only two vehicles were involved and no person was left harmed in the crash. The other two accidents also happened on the same highway at the same height but were between vehicles traveling northbound. Reportedly, the second accident happened after one and half hours at around 11:30 a.m. involving three vehicles and one person also sustained injuries but he did not require to be admitted at the hospital. Continue reading this column for more information.
After the second accident, it took no long time for the third crash to happen on the highway in the northbound lanes. Reportedly, the third accident occurred less than an hour after the second crash, involving six vehicles piled up. Reportedly, three people also sustained minor injuries in the crash. They were also not taken to the hospital for medical attention. The spokesperson for the Surete du Quebec (SQ) Eve Brochu Joubert said the cause of all these collisions was a slowdown in traffic but he did not specify what caused the slowdown on the highway.
The vehicles piled up on the highway because of the sudden speech change on the highway. Quebec Ministry of Transport sent a notice to the Quebec City Police Service about the widening of an obstacle near the Pierre Laporte bridge. However, it is not confirmed if the obstacle caused the slowdown on the highway on Saturday, September 2, 2023. The authorities also closed a few lanes on the Henri IV highway to tow the crashed vehicles. Stay tuned to this website for more details and further updates.