Toronto

Highway 401 westbound collector lanes reopen after crash

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a crash on Highway 401 in Toronto on Tuesday night, police and paramedics say.

Man in his 30s is in life-threatening condition after car slammed into back of truck

A man in his 30s is in life-threatening condition after a crash on Highway 401 near Islington Avenue on Tuesday night. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a crash on Highway 401 in Toronto on Tuesday night, police and paramedics say.

A car crashed into the back of a transport truck near Islington Avenue and the driver of the car, the only occupant of the vehicle, was critically injured. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly after 10 p.m.

Toronto paramedics said the man was taken to a trauma centre.

The Highway 401 westbound collector lanes at Islington Avenue were closed overnight and reopened around 6 a.m. Traffic had been diverting up Highway 400, while the express lanes remained open.

The OPP's traffic reconstruction team was called to the scene. Anybody with dashboard camera video of the crash is urged to call police.