07/12/2012 08:59 EDT | Updated 09/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Police pursuit leaves driver critically injured

A driver suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing his car while being pursued by Mirabel police Wednesday evening.

Two young people speeding in a car Saint-Hyacinthe Road were spotted by police who tried to intercept them.

The driver didn't stop and sped up as police followed.

A short time later, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which left roadway.

The two youths in the car were taken to hospital. One suffered critical injuries while the other, a 14-year-old, was treated for minor injuries.

Quebec provincial police are now investigating the incident.