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Driver arrested after nine pedestrians injured by car in Montreal

A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. Montreal police will unveil its new street checks policy today, months after a damning independent report last year found evidence of systemic bias linked to race is present in who they decide to stop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MONTREAL — Nine people were injured after they were struck by a car in north-end Montreal early this afternoon.

Montreal police say the driver hit a pedestrian at an intersection and fled the scene.

He then struck eight more pedestrians on a sidewalk several blocks away.

The victims include two children.

The driver, a 38-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and will be questioned by investigators.

The victims were transported to hospital and they are all expected to survive their injuries.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 16, 2020.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press