Almost dead in indifference

Almost dead in indifference

With tears in his eyes in his hospital bed, a 19-year-old who was seriously injured by a driver in late June in Montreal hopes for only one thing: to be able to walk again one day, while undergoing a long rehabilitation. he waits for him

“I could have been dead, still struggling to figure out Dany Bolduc, known at Montreal General Hospital. I go over the scene in my head several times a day to make sure I don’t forget any details when I go to tell my side of the story to the police. »

For the young man, who suffers numerous hip and pelvic fractures and has scratches in various places on his body, it is clear that it was not an accident.

The violent clash occurred on June 29, shortly after 10 p.m., at 75me Avenue, in the neighborhood of La Salle. She had just spent the day painting her new apartment in Chateauguay and had gone to eat at McDonald’s.

Damage to the bonnet (over the headlight) and to the bumper following the collision that seriously injured Dany Bolduc.

Photo Agency QMI, Erik Peters

Damage to the bonnet (over the headlight) and to the bumper following the collision that seriously injured Dany Bolduc.

“I never heard it coming. I had just closed the door and walked over. Then suddenly I’m flying again. Then I’m under his tank. That’s when he started to back up and crushed my leg, ”says the young sports fan, including hockey and skateboarding.

Just yesterday, car tire marks could be seen on his thigh.

Photo taken from Facebook

Just yesterday, car tire marks could be seen on his thigh.

Strong impact

Although several days have passed since the events, it was still possible to find traces of the violence of the impact, such as various pieces of debris on the ground, during the passage of the Trunk, yesterday.

And the photos of the tragic night also testify to it. In addition to seriously injuring Dany Bolduc, the driver struck the victim’s car and three parked vehicles were damaged at the same time during the impact.


“It is clear that he had to drive very fast, but he was not even in his lane, everything happened in the opposite direction,” emphasizes Moundher El Amraoui, the victim’s brother-in-law, who came running. when he heard the sound of a sheet of metal crumbling.

“At first, I didn’t even recognize Dany, he was so bloody,” he adds.

an ice driver

What surprises the injured young man 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. She said “my braces” as she took her head. She didn’t even try to help me or ask me if she was right, regrets Dany Bolduc. It was his fault, it was dangerous driving, even if it wasn’t his intention to hurt me. »


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

According to his relatives, doctors are confident in the future, but rehabilitation could take up to two years before returning to normal.

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

The family wants answers.

Dany Bolduc and her family now want answers to understand the circumstances of the crash and for a proper investigation to be carried out so that “the truth comes out”.

“On the Montreal police side, what they tell us is that it is considered an accident. But for us it’s just incomprehensible, they just can’t trust what [le conducteur] he said,” says his mother, Denise Bolduc.

“Was he texting?” Did you drink? How fast was she driving? Take the facts from us so we can move on. Her life was changed forever,” said his father, Richard Bellefeuille.

The Montreal Police Department said yesterday that the investigation was still ongoing.

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