A police chase ended in a pileup on Saint-Michel Boulevard

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Accident on Saint-Michel Boulevard at the corner of Jarry Street in Montreal.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Stephane Gregoire

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Published yesterday at 11:02 p.m. EDTUpdated yesterday at 11:44 p.m. EDT

A police chase ended in a pileup in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension district on Saturday evening.

Seven people were transported to hospital after the collision on Saint-Michel Boulevard, at the intersection with Jarry Street.

There is no fear for their lives, according to Urgence-santé.

Around 8:30 p.m., highway patrol officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) pursued a black sedan exhibiting dangerous behavior on 40 east, near Christophe-Colomb Boulevard, said an SQ spokesperson.

[Nous avons] attempted to intercept the offending vehicle which allegedly fled, despite the SQ car having activated its emergency signalswe specify.

The offending vehicle [a] then took the municipal network at a high speed. Two people were inside. They caused the pileup and collided with two other vehicles.

A quote from Spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec

A Société de transport de Montréal bus was also visible on the scene, but its involvement in the events remains to be determined.

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Accident on Saint-Michel Boulevard at the corner of Jarry Street in Montreal.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Stephane Gregoire

The suspects then fled on foot, then were quickly arrested, indicates the S.Q..

They could face charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, fleeing and dangerous drivingadds the spokesperson.

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