A driver is facing impaired driving charges while his passenger is in critical condition following a single-car crash on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway overnight Friday.
Ottawa police say a white 2013 Hyundai Elantra crashed on the QED between Preston Street and Crescent Heights around 1:30 a.m.
The driver of the car was arrested at the scene.
Police said in an update Friday afternoon that 24-year-old Adam Aurora of Ottawa has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, failing or refusing to comply with a demand and dangerous operation of a conveyance.
He was due to appear in court on Friday.
Paramedics attended the scene and treated the passenger of the car for injuries before taking him to hospital. Police said the 23-year-old victim remains in critical condition.
Traffic in the area was closed for much of Friday morning while police investigated but reopened around 10:30 a.m.
Anyone who might have witnessed the crash or have dash-cam footage of the incident is asked to contact police at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481.