Two people were critically injured in a crash on Manotick Station Road near Snake Island Road on Sunday afternoon. It happened at about 4:15 p.m., Ottawa paramedics said in a media release.

The two patients suffered “massive head and spinal injuries,” and required “extensive extrication” by firefighters, paramedics said.

One of the patients was airlifted to hospital while the other was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

They were both in critical condition when they arrived in hospital.Ottawa police are investigating.