Woman, 22, airlifted to hospital after serious crash in East Mountain, N.S.

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RCMP say a woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in East Mountain on Monday. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
RCMP say a woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in East Mountain on Monday. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries in a serious crash near Truro, N.S., on Monday.

The RCMP say a single-vehicle collision on Highway 104 in East Mountain was reported around 11:15 a.m.

Police say the car was heading east on the highway when the driver lost control. The vehicle left the roadway and was significantly damaged.

The driver, a 23-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

The other passenger, a 22-year-old woman, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by helicopter.

A collision reconstructionist was called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Police said distracted driving is believed to have been a factor.

The eastbound section of Highway 104 was closed for several hours, but has since reopened.

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