Three teenagers in critical condition following car crash south of Montreal

MONTREAL—Three teenagers are in intensive care and another is in stable condition at Montreal Children’s Hospital following a car crash south of Montreal.

Dr. Robert Barnes, the hospital’s associate director of professional services, told reporters Wednesday three of the four patients were in critical condition.

Provincial police Sgt. Claude Denis said five teenagers were in the car, which swerved off the road around 1:30 p.m. and landed in a ditch in the town of St-Alexandre, about 50 kilometres south of Montreal.

He said firefighters used the Jaws of Life to pull the teenagers from the vehicle.

Denis said there were three boys and two girls in the car, four of whom were 16 years old while the fifth was 17.

Barnes said four of the victims were transported to the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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