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Mauricie | A motorcyclist caught in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel

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An octogenarian was close to death on Monday after being hit by a car that was turning to enter a business, in the municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel in Mauricie.

The accident took place late Monday afternoon. The man was driving north on Route 157, which connects Trois-Rivières to Shawinigan. A female driver turned left to enter a business, hitting it head-on.

The man was transported to the hospital where there were first fears for his life, before his condition stabilized. The driver, a 70-year-old, escaped unscathed.

Traffic alternated on Route 157 until 6:45 p.m. Monday. A police officer trained in collision investigation was dispatched to the scene to analyze the scene.

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