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2005 Valleyfield 2.5 Litre Champion in Coma after Accident

VALLEYFIELD, Quebec - Quebec-based driver Pierre Mahau nearly died Friday morning while working on his Unlimited Light boat.

The crane raising the engine broke and it sent a metal part from the cockpit into his throat.  He was rushed to the local hospital in Valleyfield, but then transferred immediately to a Montreal hospital because of the gravity of the accident.

Doctors were able to remove the metal piece, but only after placing Mahau in a medically-induced coma where he remains.

In 2005, Mahau won the 2.5 liter class at Valleyfield driving the Super Energex.

Montreal Journal

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