Thursday, 27 Jan 2022

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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