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Young woman fights for her life after Pie-IX bridge accident

Watch: Raw video from the Pie-IX bridge accident

MONTREAL – A young woman is fighting for her life and five people were injured after a car accident on Pie-IX bridge on Tuesday morning.

A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014.
A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

The incident took place just after 1:30 a.m., when a minivan collided with a public bus, causing significant damage to both vehicles.

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A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014.
A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

The accident closed the northbound lane of the bridge for several hours.

“The driver of the minivan was driving in the wrong direction,” Quebec provincial police spokesperson Gino Paré said.

A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014.
A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

“She is in critical condition and we fear for her life.”

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The driver of the minivan was transferred to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014.
A young woman is fighting for her life after an accident on Pie-IX bridge in Montreal on January 28, 2014. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

Five people on the bus were also injured in the crash, including the driver, who suffered facial lacerations.