A 65-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition after his vehicle collided with a street sweeper in Kanata.

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A man was sent to hospital after his vehicle rear-ended a street sweeper in Kanata Tuesday night. (CBC)

The Ottawa Fire Service said a van rear-ended a street cleaning truck on Eagleson Road just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday between Kakulu and Hazeldean roads.

Firefighters were forced to extricate the man from his vehicle with the Jaws of Life. The man was trapped for about 15 minutes.

Paramedics treated the man for serious injuries, including an injury to his chest.

Paramedics then took the man to The Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus for further treatment.