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Un teenager in critical condition following ATV accident

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The 14-year-old driver was alone on board and apparently lost control of his all-terrain vehicle. (File photo)

The Canadian Press

14-year-old boy in critical condition following vehicle accident all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that occurred Sunday afternoon in Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, in the Lanaudière region.

Emergency services went to the intersection of Chemin de Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci and Chemin des Viornes around 2 p.m. regarding an ATV swerving.

According to our initial information collected, the driver was alone on board and would have lost control of his all-terrain vehicle, indicated Catherine Bernard, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ ).

The young driver was transported to a hospital, where his life is feared.

Speed ​​could have played a role in this swerving as well as the driver who was not wearing his protective helmet, said Ms. Bernard.

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A police officer trained in collision investigation went to the scene to shed light on the circumstances of this accident.

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