Two teens badly hurt after being hit by suspected drunk driver in Quebec

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DEUX-MONTAGNES, Que. — Two teenagers are in critical condition after the scooter they were on was struck by a driver who police allege was intoxicated.

The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. today in a residential neighbourhood in Deux-Montagnes, north of Montreal.

Local police say the scooter had just completed a mandatory stop at an intersection when it was struck by a driver going at full speed, who did not appear to see the teens or the stop sign.

The 25-year-old driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was arrested for impaired driving.

Deux-Montagnes police spokeswoman Patricia Galipeau said it was "certain" that alcohol was involved in the crash, and noted that the street has stop signs every 200 or 300 metres that are hard to miss.

The two victims, both age 15, were taken to hospital in critical condition, and the driver's life was considered in danger.

The driver's condition was described as "critical, but stable" as of this afternoon, while the passenger had surgery to repair several fractures but is expected to survive.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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