Police cruiser collides with car near Jacques-Cartier Bridge
A Montreal police officer and another car crashed at around noon Monday at the intersection of Sherbrooke and Cartier Sts., not far from the entrance to the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
The damage looks spectacular, but in the end, the occupants of both cars suffered only minor injuries.
Witnesses say a Subaru heading north at an intersection with a stop sign was hit by the police officer heading west. The Subara apparently flipped a couple of times before landing on its side.
The police car had its front smashed in.
Police say the officer, Benoit Boisselle — who also doubles as the force's media relations officer — was trying to intercept a driver up ahead for a highway code violation, though the officer's flashing lights and siren were off.
Witnesses say the red Subaru was crossing Sherbrooke at a stop sign as the police car was heading west in Sherbrooke when they crashed. Both drivers of the car should be fine according to police. Sherbrooke still closed both directions at papineau. #cjad pic.twitter.com/RyjXIWUIra— Emily Campbell (@emkcampbell) June 11, 2018
So this is freaky, but I was speaking to the driver of this police car not 2 hours ago at the bike accident earlier today. He's going to be fine according to his colleagues, thank god. pic.twitter.com/wK4PSd8Njs— Emily Campbell (@emkcampbell) June 11, 2018