OPP INVESTIGATING TRACTOR TRAILER COLLISION
(Ottawa, ON) -The Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a Tractor Trailer collision on Highway 417.
At approximately 5:05 am, a Tractor Trailer Westbound on Highway 417 near Vanier Parkway struck the center median and the right median when the driver lost control. One of the fuel tanks became detached and came to rest on the other side of the right cement wall.
The Ottawa Fire Department Hazmat Team is at scene dealing with this fuel leak.
The Tractor Trailer driver was transported to the Ottawa Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
At this time Lanes 1 and 2 are open. Lanes 3,4 and 5 are closed for an undetermined amount of time until the fuel spill is cleaned up.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation.