The state of health of one of the people caught in front of a polling station in Dollard-Des Ormeaux, in the west of Montreal, on Monday, is now considered “uncertain”, police said on the night of Monday to Tuesday. .
The person whose state of health could cause fear of the worst is a 77-year-old woman, said the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
“Everything suggests that her life is not in danger”, assured Véronique Comtois, a spokesperson for the SPVM, when questioned by The Canadian Press, adding that the doctors “do not want to pronounce too quickly” and prefer to see how the victim reacts to the treatments.
The police had announced a few hours earlier, during election night, that the toll had been adjusted from eight to nine victims.
A total of five men, three women and a five-year-old child were injured in the crash on Monday afternoon. A man was added to the toll which initially indicated that the victims had all been taken to hospital to treat injuries that were not life threatening.
The police reiterated Tuesday at dawn that it is probably an accidental collision, on the other hand, the investigators are still trying to determine if it is a “false maneuver” or rather a ” conduct that can lead to charges, even though it was not voluntary, ”explained Constable Comtois.
The police had driven the driver of the vehicle, a 51-year-old woman, to the station to meet her. The spokesperson was unable to confirm early Tuesday whether the driver remained in custody.