MONTREAL -- Seven people were injured on a busy Montreal highway on Tuesday after a wild car chase involving three police forces, tire spikes and gunfire.
The pursuit began north of the city when police tried to stop a car with three occupants.
One of the three was arrested but the two others sped off in the vehicle toward the city just before 6:30 a.m.
Police said they used tire spikes to try to stop the car but the suspects allegedly put the car in reverse and tried to run down officers who had surrounded the vehicle.
''While the police were moving in on the suspects they started to back up their vehicle and hit a police officer and tried to hit all the officers with the car,'' said Sgt. Benoit Richard, a provincial police spokesman.
''That's when shots were fired.''
Gunfire wasn't enough to stop the suspects' car either. The chase finally came to a stop when they struck another vehicle.
One of the two suspects was transported to hospital with a head injury. Two people in the vehicle they rammed into and four police officers were hospitalized.
Richard said none of the injuries was considered life-threatening.