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CanadaEmergency crews responding to multi-vehicle collision on Highway 401

22:11  15 march  2019
22:11  15 march  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Ontario Provincial Police says emergency crews are at the scene of a serious collision on Highway 401.

OPP representative Rob Knight said at around 2 p.m. officers were called to a four- or five-car collision eastbound on Highway 401 just before Leslie Street.

Toronto paramedics told Global News that three people were taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries.

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Toronto fire said two people were trapped in vehicles when they arrived on scene. Fire said they have since been extracted and are conscious and breathing.

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OPP said all but one eastbound lanes are closed, and drivers should expect heavy delays on the collectors.

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In footage captured by Global News, motorists were seen doing U-turns at the collector lanes to avoid traffic delays.

More to come.

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