Woman, 18, airlifted after Tiny Twp crash involving suspected drunk driver

An air ambulance from Ornge is shown in this undated photo.

A 34-year-old Midland man faces charges following a serious two-vehicle crash in Tiny Township that left an 18-year-old woman with serious injuries.

Emergency crews were called to Baseline Road Sunday morning for reports of a collision between Downer's Road and Mertz Corner Road.

Crews had to use the jaws of life to extricate the female driver from the vehicle. She was taken to a local hospital in Collingwood and then airlifted to a trauma centre with life-altering injuries.

Police arrested the accused and charged him with impaired driving with a blood concentration of 80 plus and operation causing bodily harm.

The accused was released with a court date scheduled for the end of the month. He is subject to a 90-day licence suspension and vehicle impoundment.