Bridesmaid victim of a violent hit and run


A bachelorette party turned tragic this month when a 25-year-old bridesmaid was hit head-on by a chauffeur who then fled to Montreal.

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Melissa Tessier, 25, was the victim of a car accident near Montreal's Old Port last weekend.

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Melissa Tessier, 25, was the victim of a car accident near Montreal’s Old Port last weekend.

“The victim is now in stable condition in the hospital, but with serious injuries. There was a strong impact and the vehicle fled, “confirms agent Mariane Allaire Morin, spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).

Melissa Tessier, a 25-year-old Ottawa resident, was in Montreal on June 4. The young woman had come to celebrate the bachelor party of one of her friends.

But around 4 in the morning the atmosphere was no longer festive.

Drunk driver?

The collision took place on rue Saint-Jacques, near rue Saint-Pierre and the Old Port of Montreal. “The witnesses saw the scene and told us the details of the vehicle behind the fatal accident,” says Allaire Morin.

Shortly after Melissa Tessier was shot, the SPVM finally arrested whoever was behind the wheel at the moment of impact.

Melissa Tessier - Hit and run

“He met the detectives. Alcohol seems to be a determining factor in this case “, quotes Mariane Allaire Morin briefly.

He adds that the allegations could be presented later.

Martin Finnagan, Melissa Tessier’s best friend, tells it Tree trunk that the young woman’s family and he are too shocked to answer our questions.

She launched a crowdfunding campaign to “cover uninsured expenses and help her parents stay in Montreal while she’s in the hospital.”

Critical state

It should be noted that Ms. Tessier’s family lives in Ontario and that she had to travel to Montreal urgently to join her at the hospital.

According to our information, Mélissa Tessier was initially in very critical condition after being a hit and run victim.

The 20-year-old is now in relatively stable condition in intensive care, but there could be serious health consequences from the collision.

Her friend, Mr. Finnagan, specifies for her part that she was to be a bridesmaid for the wedding of one of her relatives. The celebrations will take place in three months.

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