Crash south of Cartier sends driver to hospital

Police and paramedics responded Tuesday morning to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 144 at Crab Lake, south of Cartier. The driver was airlifted to hospital in critical condition. OPP photo

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A driver has been seriously injured after crashing into a rock cut near Cartier.

The OPP said through its Twitter account that the collision occurred on Highway 144 at Crab Lake.

“Single vehicle in rock cut,” the OPP reported. “Driver airlifted to hospital in critical condition.”

In a video shot at the scene of the incident, Staff-Sgt. Kevin Webb reminds motorists “whether the sun is shining or you are in the middle of a storm, stay alert, drive safe, obey the traffic laws and get to where you are going safely.”

The highway was reopened before noon but drivers were advised to expect delays in the area.