Ten transport trucks were involved in a series of collisions along Highway 401 from Port Hope to Brighton in Northumberland County early Tuesday.
The first reported collision around 1:50 a.m. involved three means of transportation and a vehicle in the westbound lanes near Burnham Street (18 County Road) in Cobourg. None of the transport drivers were injured, but the driver of the car sustained minor injuries, according to Northumberland OPP.
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Further in the western lanes, a transport truck crashed into the shoulder of the highway.
At around 05:30, two means of transport collided in the eastbound lanes near County Road 30 in Brighton. Emergency crews say a tow truck driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after looking after one means of transportation, which was then fitted by another.
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One driver in the transport was also taken to hospital.
OPP closed the eastbound lanes of the highway for several hours and the westbound lanes for nearly five hours.
Icy and snow-covered roads are mentioned as factors in the collisions.
From Tuesday afternoon, cleanup continued. In an accident the const. Robert Simpson said 18 rolls of goods – each weighing 2,300 pounds – had to be lifted onto a flatbed truck to be removed from one crash site. One lane of the highway remained open.
– More to come.
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