A significant incident occurred on Highway 401 in Bowmanville earlier today, resulting in one person being hospitalized and multiple lanes being closed. The collision involved a transport truck and three other vehicles, causing chaos and delays for commuters in the area.
The accident took place in the eastbound lanes of the highway at Liberty Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported that a tractor trailer carrying steel collided with three passenger vehicles, leading to the subsequent closure of several lanes.
Fortunately, the injured driver was transported to the hospital promptly, and their injuries were classified as minor. However, the exact cause of the collision is still uncertain, as investigators work diligently to uncover the circumstances that led to the incident.
In response to the collision, traffic management measures are in place. Currently, one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes of Highway 401 are closed between Bowmanville Avenue and Liberty Street, causing significant traffic disruptions in the area. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes or expect delays until the lanes can be reopened.
As the investigation continues, the OPP Highway Safety Division has reminded drivers to exercise caution and adhere to traffic laws to ensure everyone’s safety on the road.
Q: How many vehicles were involved in the collision on Highway 401?
A: The collision involved a transport truck and three passenger vehicles.
Q: Was anyone injured in the crash?
A: Yes, one driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Q: What caused the collision?
A: The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Q: Are there any road closures due to the accident?
A: Yes, one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes of Highway 401 are currently closed from Bowmanville Avenue to Liberty Street.