TORONTO – A number of deadly collisions occurred over the long weekend as Canadians hit the road for Thanksgiving.
Having the highest death toll is Quebec wherein a total of six people were killed in car crashes during the last three days. One incident at Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jeans region took two lives when a woman, who police say may have been distracted by her cell phone, swerved and rolled over Route 172 in Saint Fulgence.
In the Outaouais region, two teenagers perished in a collision between a van and car on Friday night. According to police, speed may be a factor.
On the same night, a woman perished after losing control of her vehicle in Quebec City. Police say alcohol and speed may be factors in the crash.
In Ontario, four deaths have been recorded.
One man was killed and another in critical condition after a rollover on Sunday night.
Two motorcyclists perished on separate crashes on Saturday.
One cyclist was killed after being struck at a community near Lake Huron. Over the holiday weekend, Woodford said that over 3,600 speeding charges were made and 620 for not wearing seat belt.
In Toronto, at least three people died in crashes in Prairies; two in Manitoba and one in Saskatchewan.
Atlantic provinces also had their fair share of collisions.A 66-year-old man died because of the injuries he sustained after his car struck a moose on a Newfoundland highway.
On the same day, a motorcyclist died on scene after a head-on collision with a van.
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