By Lawrence Powell
Two people were airlifted to hospital in Halifax following a head-on crash on Highway 101 this morning near Bridgetown.
RCMP media spokesperson Sgt. Brigdit Leger said a 40-year-old man driving a westbound Intrepid crossed into the eastbound lane and collided head on with a Honda Civic driven by a woman in her 60s.
The highway was closed and traffic was being rerouted at exits 19 and 20.
Both were the only occupants of their respective vehicles and both were entrapped and had to be extricated using the jaws of life. Firefighters from Bridgetown and Lawrencetown responded.
The two injured drivers were taken to Soldiers Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to hospital in Halifax. Leger said the male driver suffered from life-threatening injuries while the woman was considered to have serious injuries.
The highway was reopened to traffic at about 1 p.m. Leger said RCMP members are continuing their investigation to determine the cause of the collision.