Quebec police arrest man in connection to hit and run on Gatineau River


The Sûreté du Québec has arrested a man from Orléans in connection with a hit and run that left an Ottawa woman with life-threatening injuries.


On July 1, 26-year-old Casey Delaney was struck by a personal watercraft near Bouchette, Que., about 100 kilometres north of Gatineau, while she and several other people were floating down the Gatineau river on a large inflatable party island. 

According to police, two people in personal watercrafts approached the group and a couple of them climbed aboard one watercraft as passengers. 

One of the drivers did a manoeuvre to splash the group still floating on the water. During a second attempt, the vehicle struck the woman, police said. He fled the scene before authorities arrived. 

Delaney was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition, and was later put in a medically induced coma.

The man, 43, is facing charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, hit and run and criminal negligence.

He will appear in court Thursday.