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Canada6 in hospital after transport slams into vehicles on Highway 401 near Port Hope

17:42  23 august  2019
17:42  23 august  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Separate motorcycle crashes send 3 people to hospital with serious injuries

Separate motorcycle crashes send 3 people to hospital with serious injuries Two separate motorcycle crashes in Toronto Monday evening sent three people to hospital with serious injuries. Emergency crews were called to the scene of one crash on Hwy 427 south of Derry Road around 5:30 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says a motorcyclist had been driving through traffic, "splitting" between lanes. The driver slammed into the back of a cube van travelling northbound on the highway, Schmidt said. Paramedics say he was taken to hospital in serious condition. The ramps from Hwy 409 to Hwy 427 northbound were blocked for the investigation.

VIDEO: Two people killed in multi- vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Port Hope . Police said at the time one of the vehicles failed to stop at a construction READ MORE: 2 dead, 3 in hospital after massive crash on Hwy . 48 north of Newmarket. Provincial police said collisions involving transport

3 along eastbound Highway 401 near County Road 28 in Port Hope , Ont. Driver charged in 6 - vehicle crash near Chatham. "The transport truck then mounted the pickup truck and the two vehicles continued to collide with five other Lynn Bevand's sister Karron Mitchell-Derbyshire was killed in 2014 when a transport truck slammed into the back of her car on Highway 400 near Barrie.

6 in hospital after transport slams into vehicles on Highway 401 near Port Hope© Pete Fisher/Special to Global News PeterboroughInjuries range from minor to critical following the collision near Port Hope.

Six people were sent to hospital following a major pileup on Highway 401 just east of Port Hope on Thursday night.

Around 9 p.m., emergency services responded to the multi-vehicle collision in the eastbound lanes near the Hamilton Township overpass following reports a tractor-trailer collided with several vehicles.

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Two vehicles were found on the highway while a van and a transport truck were in a ditch, all with significant damage.

Three confirmed dead in fiery Alberta crash with semi trucks, passenger vehicles

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Fri, Aug 4: Two people are dead following a fiery crash on Highway 401 near Port Hope , Ont., late Thursday.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in Cambridge have been reopened after a fatal multi- vehicle collision on Friday. OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes had announced Thursday that three drivers had been charged after their trucks allegedly crashed into traffic that was stopped or had slowed

Paramedics say four people in one van, a person in another van and one person in a car were all transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg with injuries ranging from minor to critical.

The transport driver was not injured.

The highway's eastbound lanes were closed all night and reopened around 6 a.m. Friday, according to the Port Hope Fire Department.

Northumberland OPP continue to investigate the cause of the collision.

WATCH: Transport collides with vehicles on Highway 401 near Grafton

Hwy. 401 closed at Hwy. 8 after truck carrying garbage catches fire: OPP.
An OPP officer said it could be a while before the road is reopened as Cambridge firefighters are still working to extinguish the blaze. READ MORE: Kitchener on-ramp from Hwy. 8 to Hwy. 401 Eastbound to close Friday overnight “Due to the ongoing fire, they are going to need to get into that load and spread outs it load, either onto the highway or someplace, to put out the fire completely so they can get it off the highway,” Schmidt said. Update - #Hwy401 WB at Hwy8 remains closed for transport truck cleanup pic.twitter.

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