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.