A man seriously injured in a hit and run in Drummondville

A man seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Drummondville

According to the SQ, the driver at fault would have crossed an intersection without stopping at a red light.

The Sûreté du Québec is actively looking for a suspect involved in a hit and run that occurred Saturday evening in Drummondville. An elderly man suffered serious injuries in the collision.

According to information provided by the Sûreté du Québec, patrol officers at the MRC Drummond station received a call around 8:45 p.m. Saturday regarding a hit-and-run on Saint-Joseph Boulevard, near the intersection of Saint-Alphonse Street.

According to SQ spokesman Nicolas Scholtus, a driver crossed the intersection on Saint-Joseph Boulevard without worrying about the red light.

He then rammed another vehicle that was in the intersection. This second car was then thrown at a 73-year-old pedestrian.

The victim reportedly lost consciousness at the scene before being rushed to a hospital. The man would have regained consciousness once in the hospital, but his state of health remains worrying and he had to be transferred to a hospital center in Trois-Rivières.

The driver of the crashed vehicle, a 53-year-old woman, also had to be taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries in her case.

As for the driver at fault, he fled the scene of the accident and is actively sought by the police.

Part of the road was closed to traffic to allow investigators to analyze the scene.

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