04/29/2012 09:59 EDT | Updated 06/29/2012 05:12 EDT

Man in critical condition after taxi mishap

Police in Montreal have a taxi driver in custody after a young man was hit by a car early this morning.

Police say a conflict broke out between a taxi driver and a group of young people around four this morning, near the corner of Rachel and St. Laurent, in the Plateau district.

Witnesses have told police there was a disagreement, some of the young people attacked the taxi, and they say one of them was hit when the cab tried to get away.

The victim, 23, is in hospital in critical condition.

Police say the driver, 47, will be questioned by police.