qcpmm · 2021-09-29

Driver error ruled out in Hwy. 400 crash

Police have ruled out driver error in a multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 400 last week that sent an Alliston man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Thursday morning a northbound transport truck crashed through the centre guardrail on Hwy. 400 just north of Hwy. 88.

The truck collided with a southbound Ford Explorer, driven by a 40-year-old Alliston man.

The man was airlifted to a Toronto hospital where he was in critical condition.

OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford said there was no update on his condition. His identity is not being released. Woodford said investigators have ruled out driver error, but they still aren’t sure what caused the crash. He said the truck driver would not be charged.

“It could have been one of those things that he hit a patch of ice and flew across the highway,” Woodford said.