Barrie woman seriouly injured after Hwy. 400 crash
A 25-year-old Barrie woman is in a Toronto hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, following a 3-vehicle crash Monday morning, Dec. 14, in the northbound lanes of Highway 400, near Highway 88. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt Twitter Photo
A young Barrie woman was rushed to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on Highway 400 Monday morning.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the three-vehicle collision occurred near the Highway 88 ramp shortly after 9 a.m.
“One of the drivers, a 25-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries,” said Schmidt. Schmidt said the woman was later taken to a Toronto hospital and is reported to have serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
All Highway 400 northbound lanes were closed at the Highway 88 ramp until around 1 p.m. as police investigated the scene and removed the vehicles.
Schmidt said the crash involved two vehicles rear-ending a Ministry of Transportation (MTO) construction vehicle, known as a "crash truck".
Schmidt said the first driver who drove into the back of the crash truck has been charged with careless driving. The second crash occurred approximately five minutes later and charges are pending for that driver as well, said Schmidt.
"The crash truck was doing its job. The MTO was doing sweeping maintenance, getting ready for winter and had the crash truck following behind when it was struck," he said.
Collision - Hwy400 NB north of Hwy88, all NB lanes closed at Hwy88 est. 2-3 hour closure. 3 vehicles, 1 driver with critical injuries— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 14, 2015