Second car fire on a Mississauga highway this afternoon snarls Hwy. 403 traffic
Published September 21, 2021 at 4:41 pm
Peel Regional Police and OPP are on the scene of a car fire on Hwy. 403 at Erin Mills Pkwy. in Mississauga that’s snarled rush-hour traffic in both directions.
In a set of circumstances remarkably similar to those of a car fire on Hwy. 410 in Mississauga about 30 minutes earlier, the Hwy. 403 incident unfolded just before 4 p.m. after a collision involving an unknown number of vehicles in the eastbound lanes.
One car caught fire, and police say the driver initially fled on foot.
A man has since been taken into custody by police.
Three lanes and the right shoulder are closed to traffic.
– Highway 403/Erin MIlls Pkwy, #Mississauga
– Vehicle involved is on fire
– Occupant of vehicle appears to have fled the area on foot
– #PRP and @OPP_HSD on scene
– C/R at 3:55 p.m.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) September 21, 2021
Meanwhile, Hwy. 410 at Courtneypark Dr. in Mississauga continues to be shut down as police investigate a similar incident there.
Police tweeted a car caught fire after a collision in the northbound lanes at about 3:30 p.m.
They say the vehicle on fire is believed to have been stolen, and the driver fled the scene on foot.
Police dogs are helping officers search for the driver.
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