Almost killed in indifference | The Journal of Montreal

Tears in his eyes In his hospital bed, a 19-year-old who was seriously injured by a car in Montreal at the end of June hopes for only one thing: to be able to walk again one day, while a long rehabilitation awaits him.

“I could have been dead and still struggling to recognize Dany Bolduc who was hit at Montreal General Hospital. I replay the scene in my head several times a day so as not to forget a detail when I tell the police my version of the facts. »

For the young man, who suffers from numerous hip and pelvic fractures and has scratches in several places on his body, it is clear that it was no accident.

The violent collision happened on June 29, just after 10 p.m. on the 75the Avenue, in the LaSalle neighborhood. He’d just spent the day painting his new apartment in Chateauguay and gone out to eat at McDonald’s.


The damage to the bonnet (above the headlight) and bumper after the impact that seriously injured Dany Bolduc.

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The damage to the bonnet (above the headlight) and bumper after the impact that seriously injured Dany Bolduc.

“I never heard him coming. I had just closed the door and left. Then suddenly I’m flying again. After that I’m under his chariot. Then he started to back away and crushed my leg,” says the young sports fan, including hockey and skateboarding.


Only yesterday you could see the tire tracks on his thigh.

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Only yesterday you could see the tire tracks on his thigh.

strong influence

Although several days have passed since the events, traces of the force of the impact, such as several pieces of debris on the ground, could still be found when driving through Protocol, yesterday.

And the photos of the tragic evening also bear witness to this. In addition to seriously injuring Dany Bolduc, the driver collided with the victim’s car and three parked vehicles were damaged simultaneously during the impact.


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“It’s clear he had to drive very fast, but besides that he wasn’t even in his lane, everything was happening in the opposite direction,” stresses Moundher El Amraoui, the victim’s brother-in-law, who ran over when he heard the sound of crumbling sheet metal heard.

“At first I didn’t even recognize Dany, he was covered in blood,” he adds.

An ice conductor

What shocks the injured youth even more is that the driver never showed empathy or apologized. He even took the time to park after running her over instead of helping her.

“I still remember his face, he leaned in front of me. He said, “My brakes” while taking the head. He didn’t even try to help me or ask if I was right, regrets Dany Bolduc. It was his fault, it was dangerous to drive even though it wasn’t his intention to hurt me. »


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He was eventually taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he underwent a seven-hour operation. In particular, metal screws had to be placed in different parts of his body to stabilize the various fractures.

According to his loved ones, doctors are confident about the future, but rehabilitation could take up to two years to return to normal.

“I want to walk…I want to walk again,” he breathes, his voice hoarse with tears but grateful for the work of the hospital staff.

The family wants answers

Dany Bolduc and his family now want answers to understand the circumstances of the collision and that a proper investigation be carried out so “the truth will come out”.

“We are told by the Montreal Police Department that this is an accident. But for us it’s just incomprehensible, they just can’t trust what [le conducteur] said,” her mom drops Denise Bolduc.

“Did he text?” has he been drinking How fast was he driving? It takes away the facts so we can move on. His life changed forever,” said his father, Richard Bellefeuille.

The Montreal Police Department said yesterday that the investigation is ongoing.

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