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Man in custody after head-on collision in Montreal critically injures woman

A 67-year-old woman is in critical condition after a head-on collision in Montreal early Sunday morning. Police say they have arrested a man in his 30s who they believe was driving under the influence.

The 67-year-old victim is still in critical condition in hospital

Montreal police are investigating the early morning collision. (Radio-Canada)

A 67-year-old woman is in critical condition after a head-on collision in Montreal early Sunday morning.

Police say they have arrested a man in his 30s who they believe was driving under the influence.

The collision occurred near the Port of Montreal, not far from the iconic Habitat 67 which dominates the waterfront's skyline.

According to police spokesperson Const. Caroline Chèvrefils, a 911 call was placed at 3:25 a.m. to report the crash on Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, near des Moulin Road.

Chèvrefils said the suspect's car was travelling in eastbound on Pierre-Dupuy Avenue when it drifted out of its lane and into the oncoming vehicle.

The woman, a passenger in the oncoming vehicle, suffered major injuries to the head.

She was transported to hospital in critical condition, said Chèvrefils, remains in critical condition.

The driver of the second car was also transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Police say, the suspect was not injured. He was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained.

Collision investigators cordoned off a section of Pierre-Dupuy in both directions between des Moulin Road and Macdonald Road, but it was reopened before noon.

With files from Radio-Canada

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