UPDATED: Hwy. 403 lanes closed east of Brantford for collision

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UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle which crashed into a vehicle in oncoming traffic has been charged with careless driving.

A conviction for careless driving under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act could be penalized with a fine of “$2,000 and not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or to both, and in addition his or her driver’s licence or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than five years.”

Schmidt also said three people were injured in the crash, not two.

The OPP re-opened Hwy. 403 less than two hours after a two-vehicle collision closed all of the eastbound lanes between Garden Avenue and Hwy. 52.

The collision, which happened just west of Sunnyridge Road around noon on Sunday, involved one driver losing control of a vehicle and crossing from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes. The driver crashed into a vehicle headed east.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but were taken to a nearby hospital trauma unit by land ambulance.

The Brant County OPP assisted the Burlington OPP’s highway safety division with the collision investigation that closed Highway 403 east completely between Garden Avenue and Hwy. 52.

The westbound lanes of Highway 403 in that area were down to one lane.

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