Highway crash sends Brampton man to hospital

Highway crash sends Brampton man to hospital

A collision on Highway 401 sent a 35-year-old Brampton man to hospital in critical condition early Sunday afternoon.

Police say the man was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle in the southbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Kipling Avenue, when traffic slowed suddenly around 12:55 p.m.

As the man tried to stop, his motorcycle went into the middle lane and slid underneath the rear wheels of a tractor trailer.

He was rushed by air ambulance to Sunnybrook Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.

Later Sunday afternoon, OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford said the man’s injuries were considered to be non-life threatening.

Witnesses told CTV Toronto that the motorcyclist badly injured his legs and hands.

The collision remains under investigation, but police say it is unlikely that charges will be laid in relation to the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call investigators at 416-895-4981.

With files from CTV Toronto’s Zuraidah Alman