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Wrong-way Crash on QEW

From the St. Catharines Standard:

Police say tragedy was narrowly averted early Monday when a driver heading the wrong way on the QEW in St. Catharines smashed head-on into another vehicle.

Both drivers suffered only minor injuries, Ontario Provincial Police said.

“There was huge potential for injury and huge potential for death,” OPP spokesman Const. Graham Williamson said.

Williamson credited the reduced speed limit of 80 km/h through the QEW construction zone with helping to keep injuries to a minimum.

Police said officers were already responding to a report of a wrong-way driver on Highway 406 at about 6:20 a.m. when the crash occurred.

Just before police arrived, the wrong-way vehicle entered the Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW going the opposite direction and collided head-on with a minivan between Lake and Niagara streets.

The minivan driver, a 49-year-old St. Catharines man, suffered minor injuries, but didn’t require treatment at hospital.

The driver of the wrong-way car, a 24-year-old St. Catharines man, has been charged with impaired driving. He was taken to St. Catharines General Hospital with minor injuries.

Police couldn’t provide details about how the driver ended up going the wrong way on both highways.

Both drivers were alone in their vehicles.

The name of the arrested driver won’t be released until his charge goes before the court, Williamson said. The name of the second driver was not released by police.

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