Black Friday took on a new meaning this year with a string of auto accidents occurring throughout Windsor and Essex County, temporarily closing several roadways on Friday, Nov. 27.
According to the Windsor Police Staff Sergeant, poor weather conditions, wet roads and more people out on the roads for the popular shopping holiday likely contributed to the numerous accidents that happened throughout the area.
Series of Collisions
A three-car collision on Talbot Street West between Fraser Road and Essex County Road 31 in Leamington sent two people to local hospitals, one with life-threatening injuries and another with non-life threatening injuries. Local firefighters had to extricate one of the victims.
The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. and both roads remained closed for several hours as Ontario Provincial Police investigated the scene.
Earlier that morning an Emergency Medical Services ambulance was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Ojibway parkway between Matchette Road and Spruce wood Avenue. The ambulance also struck a hydro pole.
No patients were in the ambulance at the time of the accident, but the two paramedics in the vehicle were taken to Windsor Regional Hospitals Ouellette campus and were treated for minor injuries.
Traffic in that section of Ojibway Parkway was closed in both directions for a majority of the day.
A collision on County Road 23 between Concession 3 and County Road 20 in Kingsville closed that section of highway for several hours.
Another accident in La Salle temporarily closed Ellis Street between Delmar and Normandy streets after a collision on County Road 22 near Tecumseh and Manning Road.
And another two-vehicle crash in Windsor left two with minor injuries and temporarily closed the westbound E.C. Row Expressway off-ramp at Dominion Boulevard.
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