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Close call for Elizabeth Penashue

car crash.JPG Elizabeth Penashue says this car almost hit her and her granddaughter before it crashed in the woods. (photo: Ann Budgell) One of the Innu Nation’s most well known elders was almost killed on the highway between Happy Valley Goose Bay and Sheshatshiu last Sunday. Elizabeth Penashue was walking with her Granddaughter when a car came tearing along and crashed on the side of the road. They say they were so close they could actually feel the impact. Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash. Charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm are pending against the male driver. Now Elizabeth and her grandaughter, Pitshish Jack are warning residents just how dangerous the road can be, especially when people choose to drink and drive. Here’s how they describe the terrifying incident.

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