Driver, 22, receives ‘traumatic injuries’ after collision with 18-wheeler outside Ottawa

A car was flattened on Highway 416 on Tuesday following a collision with an 18-wheeler. Ottawa Paramedic Service

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.

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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.

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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.

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