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Montreal man in critical condition following collision on Highway 40

FILE: Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police say the incident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. early Saturday morning. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), a 27-year-old man is in critical condition following a head-on collision with another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction on Highway 40.

The vehicle was driving eastbound between the Anjou interchange and the Roi-René Boulevard exit, according to SQ spokesperson Sgt. Hélène Nepton.

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“The driver who was driving in the opposite direction was taken to the hospital with serious injuries,” Nepton said.

The accident occurred at around 2 a.m. early Saturday. First respondents had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue the injured man.

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The scene of the crash was temporarily blocked off for the purposes of the investigation.

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Traffic has since been restored.

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