UPDATE: Hamilton-area highway closed after 5-vehicle collision; 6 people injured


Published June 18, 2021 at 10:09 pm


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.

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).

The highway was still closed as of 10:30 p.m.

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