A woman has been airlifted to an Ottawa hospital in critical condition after her car collided with an 18-wheeler in Eastern Ontario near the town of Wendover.

The crash happened at about 9 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 17 and Concession Road 19, about 50 km east of Ottawa.

Wendover firefighters extricated the woman from the vehicle before she was airlifted to hospital, said Prescott and Russell paramedic spokesman Gilles Lacroix.

The driver of the car was the only person in her vehicle. She was in critical condition at the time of transport, Lacroix said.