A motorcyclist died after trying to attack a probably intoxicated driver who had just hit him on Tuesday morning in Sorel-Tracy, Montérégie.
Around 9 a.m., the motorcyclist, aged in his 40s, was hit by a pickup truck while traveling on Marie-Victorin road. According to our information, the driver of the van literally "pushed" the rear of the motorcycle a distance of about 100 meters.
At one point, the motorcyclist fell to the ground, before quickly getting up to attack the driver of the van.
The two men would have had a violent spat. During the verbal exchange, noting that the driver was trying to flee, the motorcyclist would have managed to cling to the van.
When the vehicle left the scene with a bang, it would have struck an electric pole and the motorcyclist would then have fallen heavily to the ground.
Some witnesses say that he would have passed under the wheels of the van, but the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) did not confirm this information.
The motorcyclist was taken to hospital in very critical condition, but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
A few minutes later, less than a kilometer away, the driver of the van violently collided with a garbage truck at the corner of Du Prince and Provost streets.
Visibly intoxicated, the 40-year-old driver was taken to hospital to treat minor injuries.
He was to be met by investigators during the day.
The driver could face charges of dangerous driving causing death and hit and run causing death.
A blood sample was also taken, since the police suspect him of having driven under the influence of cocaine.