Vehicle Rollover Closes Highway Lanes in Ontario

A single vehicle rollover on a highway in southeastern Ontario on March 11 sent a 69-year-old woman to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Footage released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division shows the scene of the incident in Newtonville. The vehicle is propped against the median wall of eastbound Highway 401 after leaving behind a long trail of debris and tire marks.

“Had that wall not been there, this could easily have been a head-on collision with traffic coming toward them at full speed,” Sgt Kerry Schmidt said in the video. “Then the injuries would have been potentially far more serious than what we’re dealing with here right now.”

All eastbound lanes were closed and expected to reopen by 2 pm, according to the OPP. Credit: Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division via Storyful