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Hwy. 50 closed for hours after multiple-vehicle pileup leaves 4 in hospital

6-kilometer stretch of Hwy. 50 set to be closed for multiple hours after 200 litres of diesel spill on road
April 12, 2017
Jeremy Grimaldi  

One man is in serious condition suffering from head injuries and three other men are in hospital after a multiple-vehicle crash closed Hwy. 50 at the Vaughan/Brampton border and resulted in 200 litres of diesel fuel spilled on the roadway.

Vaughan Fire Deputy Chief Deryn Rizzi said the crash took place around 12:30 p.m. on Hwy. 50 near Trade Valley Drive, just north of Langstaff Drive, involving three tractor-trailers and at least three passenger vehicles.

Fire crews were forced to extricate some patients before an Ornge Air Ambulance helicopter landed and took one person to Sunnybrook hospital with head and neck injuries, said on-duty district chief Bill Smillie

The others were taken to various hospitals by land ambulance, Rizzi added.

The Ministry of the Environment is on scene in light of the fuel that spilled on the road.

Rizzi said Hwy. 50 is shut from Ebenezer Road to Rutherford Road.

Smillie added that Peel authorities have suggested the road is to be shut for between three to four hours.