Snowplow operator

A snowplow operator witnessed the double hit-and-run. He said he was "revolted" by the people who hit the youth and then sped away. (Radio-Canada)

A man is in serious condition in hospital after he was struck by two different cars in a double hit-and-run early Saturday morning in St-Hyacinthe.

At around 3:15 a.m. ET, a car hit the 33-year-old man, throwing him into the path of a second vehicle.

The victim is now in an artificial coma and is suffering from fractures to his pelvis and skull, as well as a punctured lung.

"We received a call to go on Des Seigneurs Street East in St-Hyacinthe for a pedestrian. This pedestrian was hit by two vehicles. We met one witness about that collision. The victim was transported to hospital and transferred to another hospital in the area of Montreal. He is in critical condition at this moment," said Sgt. Claude Denis of the Sûreté du Québec.

Neither driver stopped to help the man.

“I saw a [man] who was walking with a case of beer in his hand, and he got hit by a vehicle,” said a snowplow operator who witnessed the incident. He originally (and erroneously) identified the victim as a teenager.

The snowplow operator said he blocked the street with his snowplow and called for help.

Police are now looking for two motorists who could face hit-and-run charges. Denis said anyone with information should call the SQ's info hotline at 1-800-659-4264.

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