Car surfing incident near Quebec City leaves a young woman seriously injured
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 09:56
An apparent car surfing incident in the
suburb of Charlesburg has left a woman in her 20s seriously injured, according to police. Quebec City
Witnesses saw the woman riding on the roof of a red SUV just before midnight on Tuesday, when she fell off and was left lying on the ground as the driver sped away.
Nearby residents tended to the victim, whose identity has not been made public.
Over the past 2 years, at least 2 people have been killed and 2 more have been seriously injured following accidents as a result of car surfing. The
government has proposed tougher laws for such incidents, which would include the automatic suspension of a driver’s license and seizure of a vehicle for 7 days for a first offense and up to 30 days for a second. This would be coupled with a fine of up to $3000, up from the current $600 maximum. Teen drivers have the highest injury and fatality rates of any age group. If you're the parent of a young driver, you can help protect your teenager by learning about the problem and taking steps to decrease your teenager’s risk of sustaining an injury or dying in a car crash. Click here for more information. Quebec