SUV crashes into Kanata home, sending 2 people to hospital

Ottawa firefighters, police and paramedics responded to a west Ottawa intersection Sunday morning after an SUV crashed into a home, flipped on its side and trapped two elderly people.

Man and woman, both 81, taken to hospital in stable condition after crash

Paramedic Supt. of Operations Darryl Wilton gives injury rundown after SUV flips on its side. 0:38

A man and woman, both 81, were taken to hospital after an SUV crashed into a home in Kanata Sunday morning.

Fire officials say the vehicle crashed just after 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Steeple Chase Drive and Woodbridge Crescent.

They said the SUV crashed into a spruce tree on the lawn of a home, before flipping on its side and sliding into the home. The two people were trapped inside.

Firefighters said they were able to extricate the female driver and male passenger through the windshield, and the two were conscious and talking the entire time.

Officials said there was also minor damage to the home at 321 Steeple Chase Dr.

An SUV crashed into a spruce tree and then rolled onto the doorstep of a home at 321 Steeple Chase Drive. (Photo courtesy of Ottawa Fire Services)
Ottawa police and paramedics also responded to the crash. Paramedics took over care of the patients after they were extricated.

Paramedics said the woman was taken to hospital with multiple fractures to her left leg and soft tissue injuries, and she was listed in serious but stable condition. The man suffered minor head, neck, chest and back injuries and he was listed in stable condition when he arrived in hospital.

Police closed Steeple Chase for a time but it reopened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.