A tractor trailer that tipped over to a second busy commuter express way had resulted in the hospitalization of four people.
OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford said that a tractor-trailer that was travelling southbound on Highway 427, one major Toronto area highway, had the trailer part, which was loaded with copper tubing, dislodge from the truck and tipped over onto Queen Elizabeth Way and fell onto four vehicles. Sgt. Woodford added that those were the persons who were brought to the hospital.
Two of them had sustained life-threatening injuries and were subsequently flown to the hospital whilst the two other only sustained minor injuries.
The accident resulted in the swelling of traffic which backed up for several kilometers.
The accident furthermore affected the commuter traffic on three major highways in Etobicoke, Ontario, approximately 11 kilometres west of downtown Toronto.
The accident, which occurred shortly after 6 in the morning of Wednesday, resulted in the backing up of traffic for several kilometers.
It was announced by OPP Const. Julia McCuaig that most of the day, 427 southbound express and collector ramps to the Gardiner Express eastbound, as well as the Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way will stay closed.
Sgt. Woodford added that nothing is travelling eastbound into Toronto while westbound lanes are also backed up because motorists slowing down to observe the crash scene.
Since the accident had happened to two major routes, the officer concluded that it will greatly impact the traffic this morning.
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