Westbound Highway 401 near Brighton reopened after serious collision

Jacknifed tractor trailer and four other vehicles involved, one drive taken to hospital with serious injuries

A jackknifed tractor trailer and four other vehicles were involved in a serious collision on Highway 401 near Brighton on the morning of February 13, 2019. One of the drivers was transported to hospital with serious injuries. (Photo: Northumberland OPP)
A jackknifed tractor trailer and four other vehicles were involved in a serious collision on Highway 401 near Brighton on the morning of February 13, 2019. One of the drivers was transported to hospital with serious injuries. (Photo: Northumberland OPP)

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 between County Road 40 and County Road 30 east of Brighton have been reopened following a serious collision involving a jackknifed tractor trailer and four other vehicles.

The accident happened at around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning (February 13). One of the drivers was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Highway 401 westbound was closed between Quinte West and Brighton for several hours while OPP members trained in collision reconstruction measured and documented the scene. Weather and road conditions may have been a contributing factor but the crash remains under investigation.

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed between Quinte West and Brighton while OPP members trained in collision reconstruction measured and documented the scene.  (Photo: Northumberland OPP)
The westbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed between Quinte West and Brighton while OPP members trained in collision reconstruction measured and documented the scene. (Photo: Northumberland OPP)

There was no updated information on the status of the injured driver at the time of this report.

The OPP is reminding motorists to drive with caution and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. Sudden storms and plunging temperatures can drastically change road conditions and reduce visibility.

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