One person seriously injured in Hwy 401 collision involving two transport trucks

The scene from earlier this morning after two trucks collided on Hwy 401 near Shannonville. Photo by Terry McNamee.

Beaver Staff

The Lennox and Addington OPP is investigating a collision on Hwy 401, just east of Shannonville Road.  It happened at approximately 10 a.m. Friday morning just east of the Shannonville Overpass.

A tractor trailer was reported to be driving erratically and collided with a second tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the highway.  The driver, a 40-year-old from Mississauga that collided with the parked tractor trailer was air lifted to hospital by orange ambulance with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The westbound lanes of the 401 were closed for a period of time between Deseronto Rd and Shannonville Rd. The highway has since opened one lane and traffic may pass slowly through. The Emergency Detour Route is still set in place at Deseronto Road north to Blessington Road and then south on Shannonville Road back onto the highway to help with the traffic congestion until the highway fully opens.

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