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.
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.
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.