UPDATED: Two major crashes in Mississauga injure nine

A serious crash closed the QEW on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016, sending a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)
A serious crash closed the QEW on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016, sending a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)

CLARIFICATION: A man in his twenties was initially reported dead by Peel Police, since he was found without vital signs at the scene near Britannia Rd. and Latimer Dr. Peel Paramedics successfully resuscitated him. 

BY KELLY ROCHE

Two major crashes in less than five hours critically injured a pair of men in Mississauga and sent another seven people to hospital.
A collision involving three vehicles on the QEW has landed a man in the trauma centre, injuring four more people.
OPP responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. Friday.
That’s when an eastbound vehicle, approaching Hurontario St., lost control and went into the steel guardrail.
“It ended up colliding with two westbound vehicles. As a result of that – those collisions – the driver of the eastbound vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries,” said OPP Acting Sgt. Ian Michel.
Mississauga fire crews were on hand to extricate the driver of the grey, four-door Honda Accord.

A serious crash closed the QEW on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016. A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)
A serious crash closed the QEW on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016. A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)

Peel Paramedics treated the man before taking him to Sunnybrook Hospital. Four people – the drivers of the westbound vehicles and their passengers – have non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital. Eastbound lanes were closed between Hurontario St. and Mississauga Rd. for five hours, and westbound lanes nearly seven hours.
“It’s still shut partially,” due to the guardrail damage, said Michel at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Repairs are already being performed on the QEW following a serious crash earlier this week.
Michel said it’s too early to say if charges will be laid in Friday’s incident.

Technical collision investigators are downloading information and examining angles “to find out exactly why the vehicle would’ve lost control and why it went through the guiderail,” Michel said.

“If anybody with a dash cam has footage of it or anybody saw anything, they can call us,” said Michel.
Witnesses can contact the detachment at 905-278-6131.
A serious crash closed the QEW on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016. A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)
A serious crash closed the QEW on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016. A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)
Onlookers are also being sought in a serious collision near the Heartland Town Centre around 7 p.m.
A 21-year-old Mississauga man was pronounced dead at the scene of a four-vehicle crash near Britannia Rd. and Latimer Dr. but “due to the lifesaving efforts of paramedics, the victim was resuscitated,” said Const. Mark Fischer on Saturday morning.
The man remains in the trauma unit with critical injuries.
Three people have minor injuries and the victims are from two of the four vehicles. The major collision bureau is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to phone (905) 453-2121 ext. 3710 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
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