UPDATE: Hwy. 401 westbound lanes reopened between Brighton and Colborne
One person was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 401 westbound, just east of Herley Road in Cramahe Township, around 6:30 a.m. Monday. The driver lost control and went into the woods before striking a tree on the passenger side. The driver was extricated by Brighton Fire Department and then airlifted from Northumberland Hills Hospital. A passenger was treated for minor injuries. The westbound lanes were closed until shortly after 12 p.m. when the investigation concluded. PETE FISHER/Northumberland Today
Westbound lanes of Highway 401 have reopened traffic between Exit 509 (County Rd. 30, Brighton) and Exit 497 (Big Apple Dr., Colborne), Northumberland OPP announced.
The lanes were closed while police investigated a motor vehicle collision that occurred near mile marker 501 at 6:32 a.m. involving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire with two occupants.
Both occupants were transported to hospital by EMS, the OPP noted. The female passenger received minor injuries and the male driver sustained life-threatening injuries and has been subsequently airlifted to a Toronto area trauma centre.
OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators and Reconstructionists were dispatched to the scene to assist with the investigation.