Motorcycle, car collision clogs Highway 401

Motorcycle, car collision clogs Highway 401

A late morning crash left traffic severely backed up on Highway 401 and left emergency vehicles clamouring to help a five-year-boy suffering from a seizure who was caught in the back-up.

Just after 10:30 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police reported that all westbound lanes of the highway were closed after a collision involving a car and a motorcycle as the two vehicles were approaching Yonge Street.

It was not immediately known what caused the collision, though Const. Graham Williamson later told that the injuries to the persons involved were not as serious as initially believed.

The highway reopened before the noon hour.

The crash backed up thousands of cars all the way to Kennedy Road, which caused serious problems when a five-year-old boy had a reported seizure in his parents’ SUV, which was stopped near Bayview Avenue.

An ambulance fought its way through the gridlock to help the child. Police say the boy was taken to North York General Hospital.

Traffic remains heavy in the westbound lanes during the noon hour.

With files from CTV Toronto