12/09/2014 12:03 EST | Updated 02/08/2015 05:59 EST

Black ice blamed for 10-car pileup in Eastern Townships

A provincial police officer was seriously injured in a 10-car pileup Tuesday morning on Highway 10 in the Bolton West area of the Eastern Townships.

Sgt. Aurélie Guindon of the Sûreté du Québec said the officer's patrol car was hit by a truck whose driver had lost control.

The SQ officer was badly hurt, but his life is not in danger, Guindon said.

Police are asking people travelling through the area to drive with caution.