17-vehicle crash in Mississauga sends dozens to hospital

A collision in Mississauga involving 17 vehicles has sent dozens of people to hospital, with scores of other people reportedly treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Scores of other injured motorists treated at the scene

A 17-car collision occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Hurontario, sending at least six people to hospital. (CBC)

A collision in Mississauga involving 17 vehicles sent dozens of people to hospital, with scores of other people reportedly treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Peel Regional Police media tweeted that one car apparently drove into a store, then later struck several other vehicles at the intersection of Hurontario and Dundas. The car was reportedly a black Lincoln Navigator, and the female driver was among those sent to hospital.

Police said that neither alcohol nor drugs was a factor in the crash, and that it could be days before investigators interview all the witnesses to piece together what happened and decide whether to lay any charges. 

A bus was also struck and a hydro pole was damaged, although power was not cut.

Emergency and hydro crews went to the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m.

Police said those involved in the collision were lucky to walk away, and that most of the injuries were due to airbag deployments, or facial and neck injures from the impact.

The intersection remained closed for several hours on Friday.

With files from CBC's Shannon Martin

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