'Violent' snowmobile crash near Quyon, Que., leaves couple with serious injuries

A man and woman were treated for serious injuries in hospital after the snowmobile he was driving lost control and rolled over several times and ejected its occupants.

Speed, trail conditions may have contributed to Saturday crash, police say

This snowmobile was involved in a single-vehicle crash on a trail near Quyon, Que., Saturday. (MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais)

A man and woman were treated for injuries Saturday after their snowmobile rolled over several times on a trail near Quyon, Que., ejecting the couple. 

Their injuries are considered serious, but not life-threatening, MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais police said in a news release.

Police said the man, 56, and the woman, 48, were riding on a snowmobile trail next to Highway 148 in the Municipality of Pontiac around 10 a.m. Saturday.
The helmet worn by the injured woman was damaged in Saturday's snowmobile crash, police say. (MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais)

No other snowmobile was involved in the crash, according to police, who described what happened next as a "violent accident."

Police said "speed, combined with a bad reading of physical trail conditions," may have contributed to the crash.

The force of the impact broke the woman's helmet and caused "multiple fractures" to both victims, according to police.

The man and woman were transported to hospital by ambulance.
The MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais rescue team packs up after responding to a serious crash involving a snowmobile near Quyon, Que., Saturday. (MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais)
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