UPDATE: 30 people treated for injuries after 402 pile up – at least one dead

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Highway 402 at Oil Heritage Road (screen grab)

At least 30 people have been treated for injuries after a fatal accident on the 402 near Oil Heritage Road.

Lambton OPP say one person has died in that multi-vehicle accident around 8:30 this morning.

Bluewater Health officials say 13 of the 18 patients at CEE Hospital have been treated and released from the Emergency Department, with five remaining and one possible admission.  Eight of the 12 patients in Sarnia have been treated and released from the Emergency Department, withfour remaining for reassessment. None required admission to hospital.

Officials say Social work and spiritual care support has been provided where helpful.

The dozens of cars and transport trucks crashed in this morning’s sudden snow squalls and blowing snow. The OPP, Wyoming Fire Department and paramedics are on the scene and the westbound portion of the roadway has been shutdown. Eastbound traffic is moving slowly through the area.

The OPP has a mobile command post on the scene and technical traffic collision investigators have also been called in to investigate.

The Oil Heritage Road accident was one of several in the area including a collision near Waterworks Works Road involving at least three vehicles.

Police are rerouting westbound traffic onto London Line and ask drivers stay off the 402.

 

 

 

In Sarnia,

 

• In Petrolia,

 

One Response to “UPDATE: 30 people treated for injuries after 402 pile up – at least one dead”

  1. John Smith

    I blame truckers for most of these… They drive like maniacs especially in the bad weather.

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