5 injured after head-on crash northeast of Toronto

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Five people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a collision at Steeles Avenue East and Sewells Road early Wednesday morning. Toronto police say that a Nissan carrying four of the five injured had crashed head-on into a Honda Civic which also sent that driver to hospital with serious injuries. Kamil Karamali has more.

Five people were transported to hospital following a head-on crash northeast of Toronto.

Emergency crews responded to a call just before 6 a.m. Wednesday at Steeles Avenue East and Sewells Road.

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Toronto police said a silver Nissan Murano was traveling westbound on Steeles when it struck a gold Honda CRV headed eastbound.

Police said the female driver of the Honda had to be extricated from her vehicle and she was airlifted to a trauma centre for treatment.

Authorities said there were four occupants in the Nissan. The 52-year-old male driver suffered a broken leg and the other three people in the vehicle suffered superficial injuries.

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There’s no word yet on the cause of the collision.

Steeles Avenue was closed to traffic in the area for the investigation but reopened just before noon on Wednesday.