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A 73-year-old man who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Drummondville

The driver ignored the red light and collided with the vehicle at the intersection. The second vehicle struck the old man.

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Sûreté du Québec is looking for a suspect who hit and run in Drummondville on Saturday night, seriously injuring an old man.

According to SQ, a local police officer received a call at around 8:45 pm. About hit-and-run in St. Joseph Boulevard. Near the intersection of St-Alphonse St.

The driver entered the intersection without paying attention to the red light, said SQ spokesman Nicolas Scholtus.

A drive collided with another vehicle at an intersection. The second vehicle then struck a 73-year-old pedestrian.

The victim lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital where he regained consciousness. His condition remains a concern and he will be taken to the Trois Rivieres hospital.

The driver of the crashed vehicle, a 53-year-old woman, was also taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The negligent driver escaped from the scene and was actively searched by the police.

A part of the road was closed so that investigators could analyze the site.

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