CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Transport truck fire on Highway 401 in Mississauga

 

Officers, Peel paramedics, and Mississauga Fire are on scene for a fully involved vehicle fire this afternoon.

Shortly before 1:00 p.m., OPP reported a transport truck that had flipped onto its side and caught fire on westbound Highway 401.

All eastbound and westbound lanes on the 401 are blocked between Winston Churchill and Erin Mills Parkway.

According to OPP, the transport truck driver collided with a crash cushion and rolled over in a construction zone.

Paramedics are treating one patient with minor injuries.

Fire crews are continuing to battle the blaze.

OPP are starting to clear held up traffic but delays are still expected in the area. Residents should take alternate routes until the scene has been cleared.

Photo courtesy of OPP Highway Safety Division


UPDATE: Interview with a resident who witnessed the collision:

Interview: Transport Truck Fire on Highway 401 from insauga on Vimeo.

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