PHOTOS: Hwy. 401 Mississauga Crash Sends Three People to Hospital

Published April 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Anthony Urciuoli/ photo

Three people are in hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 401 in Mississauga on Thursday morning.

“This so easily could have turned fatal,” said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

The collision, involving three transport trucks and two cars took place in the eastbound lanes  near Winston Churchill Blvd.

One truck slammed into another, “taking out two cars as well,” said Schmidt.

All lanes were blocked as of 8:15 a.m. — one lane opened by 10 a.m.

Clean-up is ongoing and “we hope to have a second lane open soon,” he said, adding vehicles are being pushed off to the shoulder.

First responders remain on scene.

There’s no word yet on the severity of injuries or charges.

Photos courtesy of OPP

UPDATE: Two left lanes are open as of 10:30 a.m.

UPDATE: All lanes reopened by noon.

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