A man was taken to hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a collision between a compact car and an 18-wheeler near Ottawa on Tuesday morning.
Ottawa paramedics received a call about a collision on the highway just north of Roger Stevens Road at 6:25 a.m.
A tractor-trailer and a compact car were involved in a rear-end collision that left the smaller vehicle crushed, paramedics say.
A 22-year-old male sustained “traumatic injuries” to his head and chest, according to the Ottawa paramedics who treated the victim on-scene.
He was later transferred to the care of Ornge paramedics, who transported him to a local trauma centre.
The driver of the second vehicle sustained no injuries, according to paramedics.
The OPP temporarily closed down a northbound lane on the highway Tuesday morning, but traffic was reopened around 9:30 a.m.