UPDATE: Hamilton-area highway closed after 5-vehicle collision; 6 people injured
Highway 6 near Waterdown was shut down for much of Friday night after a major collision that seriously injured six people.
Ontario Provincial Police say that as many as five vehicles might have been involved in collisions, including head-on collisions. Impairment might have been a factor.
Two of the injured were initially reported to have life-threatening injuries, but as 10:40 p.m. Friday, all six were reported to be in stable condition.
The highway has been closed in both directions between Concession Road 5 East and Concession Road 6, say the Ontario Provincial Police. It is expected that a collision reconstruction team and a clean-up crew will have completed their work by 12 a.m.
OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) June 19, 2021
The OPP is asking witnesses to call the Burlington OPP detachment (905-681-2511). Tips can also be reported to Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477, or 1-800-222-TIPS).
OPP GTA Traffic (@OPP_GTATraffic) June 18, 2021
.@HamiltonFireDep @HPS_Paramedics crews extricating 2 patients. 6 patients in total, two with reported life threatening injuries. Collision reconstruction unit notified #HamOnt https://t.co/RLR5CRktXX pic.twitter.com/DIPtxE7m5G— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) June 18, 2021
Serious collision: #Hwy6 between the 5th and 6th Concession. 5 vehicles involved in multiple head on collisions. 6 people to hospital 2 with life threatening injuries. Witnesses call #BurlingtonOPP. Hwy 6 closed for investigation. Expect delays this evening pic.twitter.com/CwFcNjOfvk— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) June 18, 2021
The highway was still closed as of 10:30 p.m.
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