A 53-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after a serious motorcycle crash on Highway 416 near the Fallowfield Road exit.

Police say the crash happened when the man lost control of his bike and slid into a median at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Paramedics say the man was unconscious and lying on the middle median of the highway between the north and southbound lanes when they arrived on scene.

Paramedics say the man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. However, he still suffered life-threatening head and chest injures as well as facial injuries.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene and rushed him to the civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Police say the cause of the collision is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ontario provincial police at 613-270-9171.