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Saint-Lazare driver abandons injured passenger in vehicle after car crash, police say

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The driver of the vehicle who fled the scene did not help his 20-year-old passenger trapped inside the car. Police say she was later taken to hospital and is in stable condition. Sûreté du Québec / Facebook

A driver abandoned his seriously injured passenger after a car crash in Saint-Lazare in Montérégie early Saturday morning.

The vehicle crashed into a tree at around 6:35 a.m. on on Sainte-Marguerite Street, said Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Béatrice Dorsainville.

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Police say the driver fled on foot and is actively wanted by authorities.

The driver of the vehicle who fled the scene did not help his 20-year-old passenger trapped inside the car. Police say she was later taken to hospital and is in stable condition.

A large security perimeter was set at the scene and an investigation is underway.

–With files from Alessia Simona Maratta, Global News

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