Three people were rushed to hospital after a major crash on Highway 401 involving 5 vehicles including tractor trailers.
The incident happened just before 1 a.m. on Thursday on the eastbound express lanes at Yonge Street. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the crash involved three transport trucks and two other vehicles.
Collision – #Hwy401 WB Express at Yonge St. 5 vehicles including 3 transport trucks. 3 people to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Full reopening of hwy expected by 8:30
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) July 19, 2018
One of the tractor-trailers flipped over, trapping a man inside for roughly 25 minutes.
Toronto fire and paramedics pulled the man, believed to be in his 40s, from the vehicle. He was then taken to a trauma centre with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Another man was also rushed to a trauma centre with serious but not life-threatening injuries.A third victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Highway 401 eastbound express lanes were closed at Allen Road for the majority of the night. They reopened just around 6 a.m. The westbound express lanes are shut down at Highway 404.