BREAKING Highway 401 WEST Shut Down After MEGA Bus & Tractor Trailer SMASH UP UPDATED

BREAKING Highway 401 WEST Shut Down After MEGA Bus & Tractor Trailer SMASH UP  UPDATED

Ambulances are racing  to the scene of a collision between a double-decker bus and a tractor-trailer.

Firefighters & Emergency crews are on the scene of a collision between a double-decker bus and a tractor-trailer.

The incident happened near a section of the westbound Highway 401, east of the weigh scales and Curry Hill Road exit.

There are reports of passengers still trapped in the upper deck of the bus which ended up off the highway. We will update as more information becomes available. If you see news happen email us your pictures or video to info@cornwallfreenews.com  

UPDATES Reports of at least one victim rushed to hospital. OPP report victim is teenage boy. Reports stating that 40-50 people injured with one taken to hospital so far.

Megabus Confirmed as bus company.

OPP Injury Update

OPP UPDATE 4:06 PM

UPDATE: OPP INVESTIGATING SERIOUS CRASH
(LANCASTER,  ON) – On June 23, 2015 at approximately 2:30PM, SDG OPP officers responded to a crash on Highway 401, west bound bear Lancaster (Marker 814).
A double-decker bus and a tractor trailer collided. Approximately 15 people have reported injuries. A teenage male has been transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Highway 401 west is closed. Please use detours.
Police, fire and paramedics are at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

OPP UPDATE 4:24 PM

UPDATE: OPP INVESTIGATING SERIOUS CRASH

(LANCASTER, ON) – On June 23, 2015 at approximately 2:30PM, SDG OPP officers responded to a crash on Highway 401, west bound bear Lancaster (Marker 814).

A double-decker bus and a tractor trailer collided.

There were approximately 45 people on the bus. Approximately 15 people have reported injuries and were taken hospital. Two (2) people were airlifted to other area hospitals.

Non-injured passengers were transported to the Williamstown arena. Transportation is being arranged.

Highway 401 west is closed. Please use detours.
Police, fire and paramedics are at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: OPP INVESTIGATING SERIOUS CRASH

(LANCASTER, ON) – On June 23, 2015 at approximately 2:30PM, SDG OPP officers responded to a crash on Highway 401, west bound bear Lancaster (Marker 814).

A double-decker bus and a tractor trailer collided.

There were approximately 45 people on the bus. Approximately 19 people have reported minor injuries and were taken hospital. One airlifted and 3 taken with serious injuries to other area hospitals.

Non-injured passengers were transported to the Williamstown arena. Transportation is being arranged.

Highway 401 westbound has one lane partially opened. The investigation is continuing.

OPP UPDATE 8:30 PM

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] UPDATE- OPP INVESTIGATING SERIOUS CRASH 2030hrs 2015-06-23
From: SDG
Date: June 23, 2015

UPDATE: OPP INVESTIGATING SERIOUS CRASH

(LANCASTER, ON) – On June 23, 2015 at approximately 2:30PM, SDG OPP officers responded to a crash on Highway 401, west bound bear Lancaster (Marker 814).
A double-decker bus and a tractor trailer collided.

There were approximately 45 people on the bus. Approximately 19 people have reported minor injuries and were taken hospital.
One adult female was airlifted with serious, life threatening injuries (previously reported as a teenager) and 3 taken with serious injuries to other area hospitals.

Non-injured passengers were transported to the Williamstown arena. Transportation is being arranged.
Highway 401 westbound has one lane open. The investigation is continuing.

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