Fatal collisions have increased in Quebec in 2020 and the Bas-St-Laurent, Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine region is no exception.
This is what the provisional report issued by the Sûreté du Québec reveals.
Its spokesperson, Claude Doiron, gives details of the regional and provincial results:
Despite awareness campaigns, the message does not seem to be understood by all motorists. Claude Doiron specifies the causes linked to fatal accidents:
The national toll also shows that nearly 20% of victims who died in road crashes were not wearing seat belts.
In addition, there are 52 collisions that led to 54 deaths in 2020, an increase in the number of deaths compared to the average for the previous 5 years, which is 41.
At the provincial level, 18 pedestrians and 6 cyclists lost their lives in Quebec.