Nova Scotia

RCMP investigating serious crash in Inverness County

Two women were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision on Highway 19, about 20 kilometres north of Port Hawkesbury, N.S.

2 women were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision

Highway 19 in Cape Breton was closed for several hours Wednesday as police investigated a serious vehicle collision in Craigmore. (CBC)

Highway 19 in Cape Breton's Inverness County was closed for several hours Wednesday as RCMP investigated a serious vehicle collision involving two SUVs travelling in opposite directions.

At around 3:10 p.m., Inverness County District RCMP, firefighters and EHS responded to a head-on collision along Highway 19 in Craigmore, police said in a statement. 

A 52-year-old Judique woman, the driver and sole occupant of a red Ford Escape, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital by LifeFlight. 

A 68-year-old Point Cross man, the driver of a blue Mazda CX-5, suffered minor injuries. He was treated and released at the scene, according to police. 

A 72-year-old Point Cross woman, the passenger of the Mazda, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital by LifeFlight.

The collision occurred about 20 kilometres north of Port Hawkesbury.

A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing. 

The highway has since reopened.

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