Woman receives life-threatening injuries in two-vehicle collision in rural west end

A woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening, traumatic injuries after a car and pick-up truck collided near Munster on Friday.

Ottawa police received a 911 call reporting a two-vehicle collision near Dwyer Hill and Bleeks roads around 3 p.m. The woman, in her 30s or 40, had been driving one of the vehicles and was trapped inside her car, which ended up in the ditch after the collision.

“Extensive” extrication efforts were required, paramedics said. Ottawa fire crews began trying to get the woman out of the vehicle at 3:30 p.m. They took the roof off, cut through a supporting post, and moved the dash away from the trapped woman. Crews gained access to her at 3:42 p.m. and she were freed 11 minutes later.

The woman had critical chest, pelvic and lower leg injuries, paramedics said. An Ornge helicopter was flown out from the airport, landed on the road and transported the woman to The Ottawa Hospital’s trauma centre, where she remained in critical condition.

The male driver of the pick-up truck was walking at the scene of the collision and was treated for minor injuries.

Dwyer Hill Road remained closed between McCaffrey Trail and Copeland Road while Ottawa police investigated the collision.


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