Driver dead after flying tire collides with multiple vehicles on the QEW in Oakville, Toronto
Riders wait for the QEW stop at the Hogs Back turnoff before the QEW on the Hogs Back section. The QEW stopped running at Hogs Back in November. (Samantha Ross/CBC)
A commuter driving eastbound on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) near Hogs Back was struck by a vehicle that had fallen into the roadway, the Transportation Ministry said.
A report from the Highway Traffic Safety Board said the driver was identified as a 52-year-old man who was travelling eastbound in a Ford Mondeo, with registration number HN5Y869.
Police said there were six passengers, all in the vehicle. Two occupants of the car were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries, while the other four occupants were treated at the scene.
The Ministry has said it could not confirm the cause of the crash.
Transport Canada said it is looking into the cause of the crash and would notify its customers as soon as it finds out more.
It should be noted that the Hogs Back/Oro ld/Stonewood exit was closed between Hogs Back and the Hogs Back/Oro ld/Stonewood ld/Trillium St W/Chinguacousy Rd interchange.
It’s unclear whether the QEW route on the west side of Oakville’s central highway is closed for the investigation. The Oakville city councillor who represents the area said last night the QEW was not closed but police could not confirm whether the route is closed.
The Hogs Back and Oro ld/Stonewood ld/Trillium St W/Chinguacousy Rd interchange is closed.
The QEW is open but the roadway is being reconstructed north of Hogs Back.
As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, the Translink commuter rail line was operating on its usual schedule between Union Station in Toronto and Richmond Hill in South Surrey, about a 15 minute drive to the east.