OTTAWA -- Ottawa police are warning people to avoid Hawthorne Road after a crash with serious injuries.

The crash happened just before 8:20 a.m. on Hawthorne Road between Leitrim Road and Whyte Side Road.

Paramedics say a 25-year-old man was taken to the Ottawa Hospital trauma centre with head injuries, and a man in his 30s was also hospitalized.

Hawthorne Road is closed between Hunt Club and Leitrim roads as police investigate.