A transport truck driver has been charged with careless driving following a multi-transport crash that shut down Highway 402 for several hours Sunday.

Three transport trucks suffered "severe damage" in the collision that occurred when the tractor-trailer driven by a 40-year-old Hamilton man slammed into the back of two transport trucks that were stopped.

"The majority of collisions we investigate are completely preventable and often tragic incidents which result in injury or death," wrote Lambton County OPP Commander Chris Avery in a media release. "Drivers need to understand that being prepared to stop for traffic ahead is always a possibility."

The tractor-trailers blocked the westbound lanes near Modeland Road for several hours while crews worked to clear the wreckage.

Provincial police said minor injuries were reported following the collision.

The crash comes after Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley called on the Ministry of Transportation to review the "dangerous situation" on Highway 402 after two serious, multi-vehicle collisions in July.

Sarnia four-truck collision

The westbound lanes of Highway 402 were closed near the Blue Water Bridge on July 26 following a collision involving four transport trucks. (Sarnia Fire and Rescue Services)