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Quebec woman, 88, seriously injured following collision with wrong-way driver

FILE PHOTO: Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police say the incident occurred at around 9:21 p.m. Saturday. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

A collision which left one person seriously injured on Highway 40 in L’Assomption was caused by a car driving the wrong way on an access ramp, according to police.

The driver of the wrong-way car had two children in the back seat who escaped the collision unharmed.

The accident occurred at around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday at exit 110 of Highway 40.

The 88-year-old passenger of the other car involved was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

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The woman’s condition stabilized overnight and authorities are no longer fearing for her life as of Sunday morning. The driver, a woman in her 60s, suffered minor injuries.

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Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), said driver distraction could have been a factor, but alcohol was not.

The access ramp to Highway 40 was closed for several hours on Saturday night.

— WIth files from Global’s Brittany Henriques

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