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