Two people suffer serious injuries in motorcycle crash in the Ottawa Valley

OPP have charged one male from Ramara with impaired driving charges connected to an incident on June 11, 2021(FILE)

Two people suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash in the Ottawa Valley.

Ontario Provincial Police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Beachburg Road in Whitewater Region at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The OPP says the preliminary investigation shows the driver of the motorcycle lost control of the bike while travelling westbound.

The driver, a 52-year-old man from North Bay and the passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Nipissing First Nation, were transported to hospital by land ambulance with serious injuries.

Police continue to investigate.