A massive, fiery collision occurred on Ontario's Hwy 400 that has resulted in multiple fatalities and safety hazards.
On Tuesday evening at around 11:30 p.m., a 14-car collision occurred like a chain reaction on one of Ontario's busiest highways near Bradford, Ontario.
The reaction collision occurred on the northbound lanes of Hwy 400 between Country Road 88 and Highway 89. Involved in the crash were approximately 14 personal vehicles as well as at three transport trucks, which resulted in a massive, fiery explosion.
Police believe there was a collision nearly 40 minutes prior to the chain reaction crash that involved only three vehicles. Reports have suggested that one transport truck then collided into the vehicles ahead and caused the massive fire.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt stated,“At some point, traffic was slowing, and the last vehicle in the line appeared to have smashed through all these vehicles and set off a chain reaction, fireball explosions with multiple fatalities."
At least two people died at the scene of the accident and several more have been taken to hospital with injuries. "I have never seen a collision scene of this magnitude with this significance. It is almost Armageddon. There are cars, twisted metal, debris everywhere," said Sgt. Schmidt.
The huge crash and fire has caused delays on many of the major routes, so prepare for a longer commute this morning. The northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 400 are currently closed and police have said these closures will be in effect for most of the day.
One of the transport trucks that exploded was carrying diesel fuel, which is a huge safety hazard and environmental concern. The area will require further investigation to determine the full extent of this toxic spill, and police are advising motorists to avoid the area completely and get off at earlier exits.
Source: Global News