Quebec police report 13 deaths during provincial-Montreal construction holiday

Quebec provincial police reported the deaths of 13 people during the annual construction holiday season in late July, most of whom died in traffic accidents.

The Surete du Québec (SQ) released its findings on Wednesday, saying there were a total of 11 collisions on the province’s road and recreational tourism networks from July 22 to August 7.

According to the police, twelve people died in accidents on the road. The summary also notes a fatality in the recreational tourism network, which consists of hiking trails and waterways.

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The SQ reported a total of 12 deaths during the same period in 2021, including nine as a result of traffic accidents. In 2020, there were eight deaths in the area under the jurisdiction of the provincial police.

Speed, distraction and impaired driving are the top three causes of accidents in Quebec, according to police.

with files from Annabelle Olivier of Global News and The Canadian Press

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