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Multi-vehicle crash on QEW in Oakville sends 5 people to hospital: OPP

OPP say a crash on the QEW Thursday morning blocked lanes for several hours and reduced driver visibility.
OPP say a crash on the QEW Thursday morning blocked lanes for several hours and reduced driver visibility. @opp_hsd

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say five people suffered injuries after a multi-vehicle collision on the QEW in Oakville on Thursday morning.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said on Twitter that the crash – which involved six vehicles, including a transport truck – took place around 11 a.m. in the Toronto-bound lanes between Bronte Road and Burloak Drive.

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Schmidt initially said one person was sent to hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” however he later said five were sent to hospital with minor injuries.

A truck caught on fire after a multi-vehicle accident on the QEW near Bronte Road and Burloak Drive.
A truck caught on fire after a multi-vehicle accident on the QEW near Bronte Road and Burloak Drive. Global News

The incident shut down all lanes for a short period of time with right lanes re-opening just minutes later, say police.

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Two Toronto-bound lanes remained closed until 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and have not laid any charges.