A ten-month-old toddler and three other people were injured Thursday morning in a violent collision in the Saint-Léonard sector, on Lacordaire Boulevard. Several officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) were dispatched to the scene and an investigation was opened.

Montreal police say they were called to the scene of the collision around 11:15 a.m. Thursday morning. The initial events occurred at the corner of boulevard Lacordaire and rue Belherbe.

Upon arrival, the first patrol officers assisted a total of four people. In the first vehicle, a 71-year-old lady was driving. And in the second, police located a 27-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman, and a toddler just ten months old.

When La Presse passed Thursday afternoon, a Hydro-Québec intervention truck had been deployed to the scene to repair the material damage.

Injuries to the four people involved in the accident, however, are said to be “relatively minor”. “All involved were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. They were all in a conscious state. We don’t fear for their lives,” said Agent Lévesque, spokesperson for the SPVM.

Nevertheless, a vast security perimeter was erected on Lacordaire Boulevard, forcing the closure of traffic on a section of the main road, in order to let the investigators comb through the scene.

In the afternoon, Thursday, it was not yet possible for the authorities to put forward any hypothesis to explain the collision. The ongoing investigation will first have to clarify the exact causes and circumstances that led to this collision.