Four Que­be­cers in­jured in boat crash off is­land in Puerto Rico: fam­ily mem­ber

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — Four mem­bers of the same Que­bec fam­ily were among the peo­ple in­jured in a re­cent boat­ing crash in Puerto Rico, a rel­a­tive said Mon­day.

Vin­cent Boileau said his fa­therin-law suf­fered bro­ken bones and lac­er­a­tions while his mother-in-law dis­lo­cated her shoul­der and re­ceived a se­vere con­cus­sion af­ter a mo­tor­boat struck the fam­ily as they were on a night boat tour. Boileau was also va­ca­tion­ing with his wife, his son and his wife’s daugh­ter.

His wife and step­daugh­ter were also in­jured, but less se­ri­ously than his in-laws. ``The mo­tor­boat was clearly go­ing too fast,’’ he told The Cana­dian Press from Puerto Rico. ``The boat that hit us jumped onto the deck. The pro­pel­lers of the mo­tor struck my wife’s daugh­ter, my mother-in-law, and the most dam­age was done to my father-in-law.’’

The crash oc­curred around 9:45 p.m. on July 25, a few min­utes af­ter the fam­ily, along with other tourists, boarded a tour boat headed to­wards Isla Magueyes, in Puerto Rico.

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