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Highway 20 crash outside Montreal injures 9

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a crash on Highway 20 West in Boucherville on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. Global News

A small bus carrying nine passengers was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 20 West on Monday afternoon, near Boucherville on Montreal’s south shore.

Emergency services were called at around 1:30 p.m. after the minivan went off the road.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) said the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and ended up hitting the median.

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According to the SQ all passengers were injured in the crash and taken to hospital.

However, police said their lives are not in danger.

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Two of three westbound lanes were closed for several hours on Monday afternoon, as investigators and collision experts tried to piece together the circumstance surrounding the collision.

— with files from Global News’ Gloria Henriquez

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