December 4, 2022

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The 18-year-old driver was rescued from the fire

On Saturday evening, in Saint-Constantin, an 18-year-old disabled driver was wounded in an ambush by a citizen and police from his burning car after injuring three of his passengers.

“Those around me did nothing to help. I could not allow him to be burned alive,” said Franுவாois Patil, who assisted in the rescue.

Just after 11pm, when he was at home three blocks away from the crash site, he heard loud “bangs” similar to the sound of an explosion.

When he arrived at the site just before the first responders, he saw the car turn upside down and catch fire in the center of a residential area, Ru Laplande. A brick wall and a parked vehicle were also sealed.

In the video of the scene, which was filmed by a resident of the area, we see two officers from the Roussillon Inter-Municipal Police Board coming quickly and attempting to access the vehicle that was engulfed in fire.

Car on fire

Then, they try on the other side to get the trapped driver out, but have to back off when they hear a small explosion. Franுவாois Patil and a policeman finally knelt on the ground to rescue the teenager and bravely dealt with the flames that spread throughout the engine.

“I tried to pull him out the first time, but he was attached. I untied him and then we pulled him into the grass. The fire in the car really started to grow,” he said. Registration Mr. Patil.

The three small passengers in it got out of the car by themselves. They were taken to a hospital center for treatment of serious injuries, but they were not life-threatening.

Despite the danger, Franுவாois Patil says he acted without asking questions when he thought of his five children, three of whom were of driving age.

“I have a grandfather who had tertiary burns. Throughout my life I have heard of the suffering of someone who has been burned. I do not want that to happen to that young man, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.


Sandra Blouin, media liaison officer for the Roussillon Inter-Municipal Police Board, confirmed that the 18-year-old driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was released on a promise to appear in court, where he will face charges.

“He’s alive, he’s entitled to a second chance in life.

To find out the cause of the accident, the police are continuing to investigate.

Two young men survived with multiple injuries

Parents of two teenage girls injured in a spectacular road accident in Saint-Constant on Saturday evening have been warned of the consequences of drunk driving.

“Life hangs on a thread. When we were young, we thought we were invincible. We would never have believed that such an accident would happen to us. But you have to think about all the consequences when you make a decision,” said Valérie Dion-Dubé.

His 14-year-old daughter Maya Thomas was sitting in the back of the car when it overturned on Lapland Street at 11:10pm before it caught fire. The 18-year-old driver has been arrested for driving while intoxicated with alcohol or drugs.

“I don’t know how my daughter is alive. It was her friend Raphael who helped her get out of the car. ”

Since he lives very close to the scene of the accident, the mother arrived at the scene shortly after the cycle of violence.

“The driver may be guilty, but my daughter [qui n’était pas attachée] He also made a bad decision that could have been tragic. After getting in the ambulance with her, she kept apologizing, “said Diane-Dube.

Fear for his life

Fearing for his life, Maya Thomas was seriously injured. Among other things, she has a puncture in her lungs, a minor concussion and injuries to her face caused by pieces of glass.

He was discharged from the hospital yesterday morning and his mother told him to stay healthy.

“She has exercises to work her lungs that should close automatically,” he said.

Fractures and injuries to the collarbone, cracked ribs, and lungs Registration. A 15-year-old girl was also in the back seat.

Yesterday, he was admitted to Montreal Children’s Hospital for at least another day.

“Cars like closed race tracks have foolproof spots, but not in residential areas. You need to keep it in a safe and secure place. I hope they all understand that, ”Bornett said.

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