Five people are in hospital after a crash on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway on Sunday morning.

At just after 10:45 a.m., a 2005 grey Nissan Sentra went over the curb of a westbound ramp to the Linc at Golf Links Road, said Carol Pacey, a staff sergeant with the Hamilton Police Service.

The car fell into the parkway's westbound lanes and then was struck by a black 2013 Honda Civic, Pacey said.

Fire crews had to extricate the Sentra's driver, a 48-year-old woman, from her vehicle, which was heavily damaged in the collision. She, as well as the driver of the Civic, a man, were taken to Hamilton General Hospital with serious injuries. 

Another woman, complaining of head and neck pain, was taken to Juravinski hospital, while two children were taken to McMaster Children’s Hospital with minor injuries, said Ian Sinclair, a spokesman with the Hamilton Paramedic Service. 

The westbound lanes of the Linc at Golf Links Road were still closed to traffic at around 2 p.m., said witness Monique Beech, who was driving in the area at the time.

Around 2:30 p.m., Pacey said she was "hoping" the road will have reopened by 3 p.m.

She said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.