A teenage game went awry on Tuesday night as a 14-year-old trying to grab a train was injured heavily in a hand and leg in downtown Jonquiere.
“We have a 14-year-old who wanted to grab a train in Jonquiere. Finally, he fell, and he has a hand and a leg that went under a wheel. It happened at the skate park in Jonquiere. He was there with friends, and they went out on a challenge, like, ” You’re not game ”. He managed to hold on for a while, but at one point he let go and it was when he fell that he inflicted his wounds, “said Lieutenant Christian Michaud shortly before the deadline. Saguenay Police Service (SPS).
The accident occurred around 8:00 pm near Jean-Allard Park, at the corner of Harvey Boulevard and Saint-Dominique Street.
“It must be young people who were with him at the skate park who called us. He had an open fracture in his leg and a good hand injury. He was lucky despite everything. He was transferred to Chicoutimi Hospital, but there was no fear for his life, “continued the lieutenant.
According to the SPS, the train did not stop after the accident. “The train continued. The driver did not even have to notice. We must do our investigation afterwards, “he continued, saying that they would try to get in touch with him.
It was a CN train and it was heading west.
The story is reminiscent of Veronica Major, a 20-year-old student at Cegep de Jonquiere, who had her legs cut off by the train in June 2010. She had been rescued by jeweler Roger Saulnier, who died in 2012. Veronica Major had impressed by its resilience. She even carved a place on the national sledge hockey team in 2017-2018.
Beware of the train
Preventive operations are often conducted in Canada as part of Operation Lifesaver. The organization works “with the rail industry, governments, law enforcement, unions, the media, and other organizations and communities across the country to improve awareness rail safety. “Visibility activities are often organized in the region, notably with the Christmas Train.