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Ottawa man charged with careless driving after QEW crash: OPP

An Ottawa man has been charged with careless driving after a crash on Queen Elizabeth Way on Tuesday in Mississauga.

Multi-vehicle crash caused tractor-trailer to jack-knife, sent driver to hospital with minor injuries

The driver of this tractor trailer was taken to hospital after his truck jack-knifed on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Mississauga on Tuesday. (Pascal Marchand/CBC)

An Ottawa man has been charged with careless driving after a crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way on Tuesday in Mississauga.

Ontario Provincial Police say a vehicle was travelling westbound on the QEW west of Hurontario Street at about 3 p.m. when it hit debris on the highway and was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The 22-year-old accused was driving a pickup truck, which swerved to avoid the first collision, and then moved into the path of a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer driver lost control, hit a right-side guard rail and jack-knifed across the westbound QEW lanes.

The tractor trailer driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. No one else was injured.

Police said the westbound lanes of the QEW were closed for two-and-a-half hours while the truck was being removed. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Port Credit Detachment, 905-278-6131.