03/30/2015 01:20 EDT | Updated 05/30/2015 05:59 EDT

Fiery Scarborough crash critically injures 1

A van crashed into a tree and burst into flames Monday morning, sending one person to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Paramedics responded to the site of the crash near Warden and McNicoll avenues in Scarborough around 8:18 a.m.

One person, with serious burns, was taken to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries, paramedics say.

A second person was assessed but the extent of their injuries is not known.