St-Hyacinthe double hit-and-run suspect charged

Tommy Vidal-Mateus, 21, was charged Monday afternoon at the St-Hyacinthe courthouse with hit and run causing bodily harm, after a pedestrian was hit Saturday and brought to hospital in critical condition.

Tommy Vidal-Mateus, 21, was released on $2,000 bail with several conditions

A double hit-and-run overnight between Friday and Saturday left one teen in serious condition. (Radio-Canada)

Tommy Vidal-Mateus, 21, was charged Monday afternoon at the St-Hyacinthe courthouse with hit-and-run causing bodily harm after a pedestrian was hit by two cars Saturday.

Vidal-Mateus — who turned himself in to police over the weekend — was released on $2,000 bail and has several conditions to abide by, including not driving a vehicle and not using drugs. He is also forbidden from going to any establishments that serve alcohol.

Police arrested a second suspect in the double hit-and-run case late Monday morning.

He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

For now, police will not say if, or how, the two suspects know each other.

The arrests come after an incident in which two cars hit a 33-year-old man early on Saturday morning. The drivers of both cars failed to stop to help the victim.

It happened around 3:15 a.m. ET Saturday on Des Seigneurs Street East.

The man was transported to hospital where he was listed in critical condition with a broken pelvis, broken leg, punctured lung and fractured skull, according to his family.

A snowplow operator who witnessed the incident called 911.

Police recovered a gold-coloured Hyundai Accent they suspect is connected to the incident. They also seized a second car that was found in the nearby town of La Présentation.