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Driver plows car through Montreal pedestrian zone, injures 2

A rogue driver careened a car through a pedestrian-only zone in downtown Montreal and injured two people before driving away Saturday, police said.

Constable Raphael Bergeron said the incident occurred just before 3 p.m. when the car smashed through a terrace at the corner of Crescent and Ste-Catherine streets. He said two women were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police said they were studying surveillance video and speaking to witnesses to get a better description of the vehicle.

A woman is shown injured after a jeep sped down a pedestrian zone on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Graham HughesThe Canadian Press via AP)

A person is helped by first responders after a jeep sped down a pedestrian zone on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Graham HughesThe Canadian Press via AP)

A woman is shown injured after a jeep sped down a pedestrian zone on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Graham HughesThe Canadian Press via AP)

The remains of an outdoor terrace are shown after a jeep collided with it as it sped down a pedestrian zone on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Graham HughesThe Canadian Press via AP)