Lambton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Lambton Emergency Medical Services, Camlachie and Plympton-Wyoming firefighters all responded to a multi-vehicle collision that took place around 7:30 p.m. March 25, 2014. The collision occurred in the west bound lanes of the 402 highway between Oil Heritage Road and Mandaumin Road.
During the event, one OPP cruiser was struck while it was at a traffic point diverting traffic off of the highway at Oil Heritage Road. The OPP officer was not injured. Two of the responding fire service vehicles became involved in the actual multiple vehicle collision west of Oil Heritage Road.
Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported five people to hospital with non-life threatening injuries but at this time it is unknown if any of the injured were firefighters.
At the time of this release, the west bound lanes of the 402 highway west of Oil Heritage Road up to Mandaumin Road, remain closed with OPP still on scene. OPP believe that the section of Highway 402 between Oil Heritage Road and Mandaumin Road will remain closed until at least 1:00 a.m. OPP reports glare ice on that particular stretch of highway.
The investigation is continuing into this collision involving approximately eight transport trucks and the two fire service vehicles.
Motorists are reminded to slow down during the continuing winter weather, and to be prepared for changing conditions. Motorists are further reminded that traffic on west bound Highway 402 is being diverted off at Oil Heritage road but can re-enter Highway 402 at the Mandaumin Road on-ramp.