Driver blocks speeding car downtown

Once again the headline’s off-kilter, although in a rare positive sense: Cars collide as an SUV protects pedestrians. What actually happened, Tuesday midday, was a police chase down René‑Lévesque ended up with an SUV driver interposing his vehicle between the fugitive driver and a dozen pedestrians. Cars crunched but nobody got hurt.

Whether it was a bright idea for police to pursue a delinquent driver at lunchtime downtown on the first snow day of the season is not asked, but I’m asking it.