Pictou County RCMP is at the scene of a serious collision involving a car and tractor trailer.
At approximately 11:40 a.m., Pictou County RCMP, River John Fire Department and EHS responded to a serious collision involving a small car and a tractor trailer.
Preliminary investigation determined the car was crossing highway 6 in the 1500 block of River John when a tractor trailer heading south was unable to stop in time before colliding with the car. A 74 year-old female driver, who was the lone occupant in the car, was transported to hospital in Halifax via LifeFlight with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Highway 6 in River John near the collision site is closed to traffic in both directions.
RCMP expect the road to be closed for several hours. A traffic analyst has been called to assist with the investigation. RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the area. Traffic is being re-routed through the village of River John.