Four injured in collision in Très-Saint-Sacrement
Two vehicles collided on Route 138 at the intersection with the Rang du 10 in Très-Saint-Sacrement at around 5:15 p.m. on August 15. The Journal Saint-François reports that four people were transported by ambulance to Anna-Laberge Hospital in Chateauguay, where they were treated for minor injuries.
Valérie Bélanger, a public relations officer for the Coopérative des techniciens ambulanciers de la Montérégie (CETAM), stated that a young child who was among the injured was considered to be doing well despite the intensity of the impact. “The other patients were also in stable condition during their transport,” she confirmed.
According to the Sûreté du Québec, a vehicle that was about to turn onto the Rang du 10 did not see the Honda Civic being driven in the other direction. The driver of the Civic swerved while trying to avoid the vehicle that had entered into their lane, and in doing so came into contact with another vehicle. (Ali Dostie – Le Journal Saint-François)
House fire in Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
A mother and two children suffered from smoke inhalation during a fire in their home in Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague on August 15. Firefighters were called around 11:25 p.m.to battle a house fire burning on Chemin de la Rivière Saint-Louis Sud. The Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Fire Department responded to the call, as did the Saint-Etienne-de-Beauharnois, Howick, Ormstown, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, and Sainte-Barbe departments. In total, over 30 firefighters participated in the operation, which lasted through the night. Firefighters were able to leave the scene around 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
Alain Meloche, the fire chief of the Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Fire Department, suggested the home was a total loss. The cause of the fire was most likely an electrical problem. (Eric Tremblay – Le Journal Saint-François)