A woman has been airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital following a collision in Barrie this afternoon.
The single-vehicle crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Essa Road at Athabaska Road, south of Mapleview Drive.
Update #1 to Serious Motor Vehicle Collision: the lone occupant of the motor vehicle involved has been transported by @Ornge to a #Toronto area trauma centre with life threatening injuries. The #BarriePolice Traffic Unit remains on scene investigating. @simcoecountyPS pic.twitter.com/XzvFZez7CZ
A serious motor vehicle collision has closed a long stretch of Essa Road indefinitely to start the long weekend.
Barrie police officers were called to the scene in the city's south end at 2:24 p.m., Friday.
Peter Leon, the police department's communications co-ordinator, says one person suffered serious injuries.
“A lone female occupant was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre where she is suffering from life-threatening injuries,” Leon said.