A woman was rushed to hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries following a serious two-vehicle collision southwest of downtown Ottawa, first responders say.
Ottawa police said they responded to a 911 call about the crash at the intersection of Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue, near the Central Experimental Farm, around 7:45 a.m. Friday.
One of the vehicles involved belongs to Ottawa Fire Services, a police spokesperson confirmed.
Paramedics said the woman, a pedestrian in her 40s, suffered multi-system trauma, including a head injury.
Two men in the vehicles, one in his 30s and one in his 50s, suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in stable condition, Ottawa Paramedic Service spokesperson Marc-Antoine Deschamps said.
Baseline Road is closed in both directions from Merivale Road and Prince of Wales Drive until further notice.
Fisher Avenue is also closed to traffic from Trent Street to Dynes Road. Police are asking commuters to steer clear of the area.
Police collision investigators are on scene.