Driver trapped after flipping car into hole in Montreal parking lot
A police investigation is underway after a 64-year-old man drove his vehicle into a hole in a Montreal East parking lot on Saturday night.
Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said a 911 call reporting the incident came in at around 10 p.m.
Chèvrefils said the motorist was involved in a collision with a truck at the intersection of Henri-Bourassa and Rodolphe-Forget boulevards.
“The car was heading east on Henri-Bourassa when it crashed into a truck that was stopped at the intersection,” she said.
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Following the collision, the drivers pulled into a nearby parking lot.
Chèvrefils said that is when the driver of the car accelerated in an attempt to flee “for unknown reasons.”
The vehicle flipped into a hole where construction work was being carried out and landed on its roof.
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The driver remained trapped inside, and police called the fire department to help free him.
He was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
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