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Crash on Highway 400 closes all southbound lanes near Bradford West Gwillimbury

Traffic was at a “dead stop” after the 2:30 p.m. incident on Highway 400 just south of Highway 88, and lanes were reopened after 3 p.m.

All southbound lanes of Highway 400 near Bradford West Gwillimbury were briefly blocked this afternoon after a car slammed into the back of a construction truck parked in the right lane.

The drivers sustained minor injuries and no one was taken to hospital, said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

Traffic was at a “dead stop” after the 2:30 p.m. incident on Highway 400 just south of Highway 88, and lanes were reopened after 3 p.m., he said.

Schmidt said a driver failed to slow down and move over when approaching the construction truck and “slammed into the back of it.”

“This truck was blocking the right lane due to ongoing construction up ahead. Fortunately no one was in the vehicle at the time,” he said. “The driver of the car spun out. It was blocking the middle lanes and then struck again by a third vehicle.”

The construction truck has an “impact barrier” built to “absorb energy,” which “very well may have saved the driver’s life,” Schmidt said.

“When you see those stopped vehicles … pay attention, eyes on the road, and be prepared to adjust your driving.”


Jenni Dunning

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Jenni Dunning is a community editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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