Transport truck and vehicle collide, cross median on Highway 401 in Chatham
Police closed the highway for about an hour while the scene was cleared
A collision on Highway 401 in Chatham sent a transport truck and van across the median and into oncoming traffic Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
The transport truck was heading eastbound on Highway 401 near Charing Cross Road when a tire popped. Before it crossed the median, it collided with a van that was also headed eastbound.
The collision sent both vehicles across the median and into the westbound lane.
An OPP officer watched the collision and stopped westbound traffic, preventing a possible head on collision, according to a media release.
The highway was closed for about an hour this afternoon between Highway 40 and Bloomfield Road while the scene was cleared.
Police said there were no injures.
Chatham-Kent OPP - Highway 401 closed WESTBOUND at Highway 40 due to a transport collision with vehicle. Minior injuries. Expect 2-4 hour delay. <br>Media Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org <a href="https://t.co/qSflI8WAcj">pic.twitter.com/qSflI8WAcj</a>—@OPP_WR