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Investigation launched into police chase early Wednesday in Laval

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Quebec’s police watchdog has taken over an investigation after a car chase in Laval leads to injuries. Global’s Brayden Jagger Haines brings us the story – Oct 20, 2021

The Bureau des Enquêtes Indépendantes (BEI) has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a car chase involving the Laval police department.

At around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Laval police department reportedly located a vehicle that had been reported stolen in a commercial parking lot on Boulevard Curé-Labelle in Laval.

The officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over, according to the BEI.

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Following a brief chase that lasted about a minute, the driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control and struck at least one parked vehicle and a lamppost.

An 18-year-old female passenger was seriously injured in the collision, according to investigators.

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The injured woman was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following BEI procedures, the Sûreté du Québec is conducting a parallel investigation. Working under the supervision of the BEI, SQ investigators will be looking into the circumstances leading up to the crash.

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