Hazardous Truck Accident Closes Highway 3 in Cottam

ambulanceA head-on collision on Tuesday involving an SUV and a transport truck carrying a ‘volatile load’ temporarily shut down part of Highway 3 for several hours between Cameron Side Road and Marsh Road near Cottam.

According to police, the tractor trailer carrying ammonium nitrate collided head-on with the other vehicle around 3:20 p.m. The driver and only occupant in the SUV was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The highway was closed in both directions until about 6:20 p.m. while the accident scene was investigated. Firefighters confirmed that the volatile load did not pose a safety risk after the crash.

Outrage Over Another Highway 3 Crash

Several county mayors posted their frustrations on social media about yet another accident on that stretch of Highway 3, which many have said desperately needs to be widened.

This part of the highway has been the site of countless serious and fatal accidents in recent years, which is why many residents and officials have continued to push for Ontario to complete a promised expansion to the highly traveled road.

Yesterday, police also announced that a Windsor man has died from serious injuries he sustained on Sept. 1 in another head-on collision on Highway 3. According to police, the man’s vehicle crossed the center lane of the highway and collided head-on with a tractor trailer just west of County Road 31.

Despite the narrowness of the highway, it is vital that motorists traveling this stretch of Highway 3 drive with extreme caution as any distraction from the road or mistake while driving can cause a serious accident.

If a negligent driver caused an accident that injured you or killed a loved one, our Windsor truck accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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