BOISBRIAND -- A 55-year-old man is fighting for his life following a car crash in the Laurentians.

The accident occurred shortly after midnight on Saturday morning on Grande-Allee Blvd. in the northbound lanes near Boisbriand.

The driver was alone in his vehicle and lost control, crashing into a tree.

According to a spokesperson for Therese-De-Blainville police, witnesses said the driver was travelling at high speeds just before the crash.

Traffic was closed in the area as a security perimeter was erected.

The driver was a resident of the area.