Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailer units on Highway 401, eastbound near Boundary Road, South Glengarry Township. Eastbound traffic is being re-routed at the Boundary Road exit via Emergency Detour Routes (EDR - signs posted).
Adverse weather conditions continue to affect the area, motorists are urged to drive accordingly and be cognizant of emergency personnel and towing operators tending to scenes.
January 6, shortly after 6:00 p.m., officers from the Ontario Provincial Police Hawkesbury detachment, Prescott-Russell Paramedics, Champlain Fire Department, and OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), responded to a collision on Highway 34 between Aberdeen and Ridge Road, south of Vankleek Hill in Champlain Township, involving five vehicles and three pedestrians.
A black Saab was northbound on Highway 34 when its driver initiated a U-turn manoeuvre, resulting in a southbound Mercedes colliding with the black Saab's passenger side. The collision resulted in minor injuries to both drivers; however, the black Saab was left disabled on the southbound lane.
As the occupants had exited their vehicles and were getting assistance from stopped motorists and nearby residents, a white Freightliner commercial vehicle travelling south on Highway 34 collided with the disabled black Saab which was pushed onto the southbound shoulder, striking several pedestrians and a parked vehicle belonging to one of the stopped motorists. Meanwhile, the white Freightliner continued southbound and struck a parked vehicle belonging to the nearby residents. The Freightliner then rolled onto its side and came to rest in the southbound ditch.
Three pedestrians and three vehicle drivers were transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Most were later released, though one of the pedestrians remained as a result of more serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
Highway 34 remained closed for several hours.
The black Saab’s driver, a 57-year-old woman from Vaudreuil-Dorion, will face charges; however, none has been laid at this time.
The driver of this truck hauling peanuts suffered minor injuries when the tractor-trailer flipped on the eastbound on-ramp of Highway 401 in Lancaster at 6 a.m. today (December 2). When this photo was taken, the ramp was still closed. The highway in the area has been reduced to one lane and detours are in place to access the highway eastbound along South Service Road.
A second person has died following a three-vehicle collision in South Glengarry Wednesday.
The driver of a vehicle involved in the crash, Jeffery Dobson, 20, of South Stormont Township succumbed to his injuries in hospital today (December 1). Kyle Quesnel, 20, of Cornwall, had earlier passed away from injuries suffered in the accident which occurred at 11:30 a.m. November 30 on County Road 2.
A police investigation has indicated that a 2010 Honda Civic, driven by Jeffery Dobson, was eastbound when he lost control and collided with a westbound 2015 Dodge van, driven by a 61-year-old woman from South Glengarry.
Kyle Quesnel was one of two passengers in the Honda. A 19-year-old Cornwall woman suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the van (the lone occupant) was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A third vehicle (pick-up & trailer) was involved but made minor contact after the fact but no injuries resulted.
A fatal collision involving three tractor trailers that burst into flames has closed a section of the westbound Highway 417 at County Road 14 near Chute-à-Blondeau east of Hawkesbury. One person died in the accident that occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m.Highway 417 Westbound is closed at County Road 14 and detours will be in effect for several hours.
Bernard Lalonde, North Glengarry fire services administrator and Alexandria fire station chief, centre back, assists other firefighters following a collision on Main St. N. near Centre Street in Alexandria at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Traffic was congested until the scene was cleared. Police and emergency services also assisted. More details to follow.
Angela Brown Photo
Approximately 15 passengers were injured in a collision between a double-decker bus and a tractor trailer June 23 at about 2:30 p.m. on the Highway 401 westbound lane east of Lancaster.
Two of the injured were airlifted to hospitals.
The other 30 passengers were transported to the Williamstown arena awaiting alternate transportation.
The westbound 401 is closed in that area.