Quebec Walmart employee hit by driver allegedly angered by COVID 19 measures – Montreal


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A Walmart safety guard from southern Quebec was preventing for his life on Sunday morning after being struck and dragged by a driver who was allegedly enraged by social distancing insurance policies aimed to curb the unfold of COVID-19, native police mentioned.

Police in Sherbrooke, about 150 kilometres east of Montreal, mentioned the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Saturday when the suspect tried to enter the Walmart together with his companion, solely to be instructed only one individual per car was allowed inside directly.

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Police spokesman Martin Service mentioned the suspect allegedly grew to become annoyed after leaving the shop, resulting in an altercation within the parking zone.

“At a sure second, the annoyed shopper ran straight into the worker together with his car, even dragging him on the hood for a number of metres,” Service mentioned.

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The 35-year-old guard suffered a critical head damage through the incident and remained in essential situation on Sunday morning.

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The couple left the scene however had been later arrested at a close-by residence.

The 25-year-old suspect was anticipated to look in court docket on Sunday, the place he might face prices of armed assault with a car, aggravated assault and hit-and-run.



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