A driver confuses the brake pedal and kills her neighbor in Trois-Rivières

A good Samaritan found himself under his neighbor's vehicle after she confused the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal, in the parking lot of his residence in Trois-Rivières, on Friday.

A driver confuses the brake pedal and kills her neighbor in Trois-Rivières

A good Samaritan found himself under his neighbor's vehicle after she confused the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal, in the parking lot of his residence in Trois-Rivières, on Friday.

Around 2:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, a call was made to 911 concerning a man trapped under a vehicle on rue François-Nobert, in the Rivières sector.

Firefighters, police and paramedics, who arrived at the scene, quickly lifted the vehicle to free the victim, a 76-year-old man. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. As for the neighbor, she was also taken to the hospital to treat a violent nervous shock.

“According to the first information gathered, the driver would have requested the help of her neighbor to help her in a maneuver of reversing, to approach a shed where she had to store tires”, indicated the Police Department of Trois-Rivières in a press release.

However, after an accidental maneuver by the driver, his neighbor would have found himself under the wheels of the vehicle and would have been dragged for a few meters. According to the police, it is possible that the driver confused the brake pedal and that of the accelerator, crushing the good Samaritan.

An investigation was opened to understand the exact circumstances of the tragic event and accident scene technicians were also dispatched to the scene of the tragedy.

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