Teenager in critical condition, passenger seriously injured after being struck by car crossing the road on a mobility scooter
A 16-year-old boy was crossing the street on a mobility scooter with a female passenger when they were hit by a car in Alma, Quebec. FILE PHOTO
MONTREAL -- A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition, and his 17-year-old female passenger is also in the hospital with serious injuries after they were hit by a car crossing the street on an electric mobility scooter in Quebec.
Surete du Quebec spokesperson Louis-Philippe Bibeau said the young man was crossing the street with his female passenger when he was struck by a car on Pont-Nord Ave. around 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Alma, Quebec, about two-and-a-half hours north of Quebec City.
Bibeau said the teenager required the scooter due to a health condition.
The boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and the girl was also transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was a man in his mid-50s, and he did not sustain serious injuries.
An SQ investigation is continuing into the cause of the crash.
-- with reporting from The Canadian Press