An 18-year-old Mississauga man has been charged after fleeing the scene of a car crash that left a female passenger in serious condition on Sunday.

Police said that shortly after midnight, a driver fled the scene of a minor collision and then lost control and struck a tree on Brandon Gate Drive, east of Netherwood Road in Mississauga.

The driver then fled the scene on foot and was arrested a short time later.

A 19-year-old Brampton woman had to be extricated from the vehicle. Police said she is in a Toronto hospital with serious injuries.

Nishanth Srikanthan, 18, from Mississauga has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of a crash, failure to remain at the scene of a crash causing bodily harm and impaired driving.

The Peel Regional Police Major Collision Bureau is investigating.