Essex Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a head-on collision on Highway 3 on Thursday, Sept. 1 that sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At approximately 3:40 p.m., a white Chevrolet pickup truck traveling east on Highway 3 just west of County Road 31 crossed the center line of the highway and collided head-on with a tractor trailer traveling west.
The driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver and sole occupant of the tractor trailer was not injured in the accident.
Highway 3 was closed for several hours while the scene was investigated. It remains unknown why the pickup truck crossed the center lane.
This was the second accident that occurred on Highway 3 on Thursday. Earlier that morning, an 82-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after crashing into a tree on the south side of Highway 3 near Manning Road.
According to Essex OPP, the woman was traveling west on Highway 3 before her vehicle crossed a median and two lanes of eastbound traffic and collided with a tree in a wooded area.
The woman was pinned in the vehicle but was successfully extricated by Tecumseh Fire Service and Essex OPP.
Continued Problems with Highway 3
The stretch of Highway 3 between Essex and Leamington has been the site of a significant number of serious accidents in recent years. County residents and officials have been pleading with Ontario to make an expansion of the heavily traveled road a priority.
The car accident lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners have seen the tragedy associated with many of the accidents that have occurred on this portion of the highway. As experienced lawyers, we can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve if your accident was caused by a negligent driver.
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