Brampton trucker charged after rear-end crash on the 401


Published August 18, 2022 at 3:33 pm

A truck driver from Brampton has been charged after a chain reaction of crashes on the 401 Thursday morning.

Just after 8:30 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police say members of the Lakeshore Detachment and Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services were called to an eastbound stretch of Highway 401 between French Line Rd. and Lakeshore Rd. in the Municipality of Lakeshore, around 30 kilometres east of Windsor.

Police say an overhead sign was stuck by a tractor trailer unit hauling a large hydraulic dump trailer, and the sign was left laying on the highway.

A passenger vehicle was also damaged when the sign fell, but police said there were no injuries to any of the drivers.

But the crash caused a traffic jam in the eastbound Lanes of the 401, and police say a second collision occurred when another tractor trailer struck a second tractor trailer from behind in the traffic jam.

One driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene, and eastbound lanes of the 401 were closed for approximately five hours while crews cleaned up the debris from both collisions.

The driver of the tractor first trailer, a 47-year-old male from Windsor, was charged with Careless Driving, and a 34-year-old driver from Brampton was also charged with Careless Driving related to the second crash.


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