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1 person suffers life threatening injuries, collision closes eastbound QEW in Niagara Region

OPP says seven people were involved in a multi-vehicle crash that happened on the QEW in Lincoln on Aug. 3. 2021. @opp_hsd

Police in Niagara Region say one person has been air-lifted to a trauma centre after a multi-vehicle collision on the QEW in Lincoln Tuesday afternoon.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say seven people were involved in the crash after a car allegedly struck a mini-van on the highway bound for Fort Erie near Victoria Avenue around 3 p.m.

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Six people were in the minivan with one of the occupants sent to an out-of-town hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

The other passengers were taken to a local hospital.

All eastbound lanes were blocked on the QEW, according to Schmidt, and were finally reopened around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night.

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Westbound lanes to Toronto are unaffected.

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