Brantford man injured in car fire off Hwy. 401

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A Brantford man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a car fire along Highway 401.

The Oxford County OPP responded to a report of a vehicle and a person on fire at an eastbound stop along Highway 401 on Sunday at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but in the process three police cruisers were damaged.

The sole occupant who was driving the vehicle is a 41-year-old man from Brantford. He was transported to a Toronto trauma hospital by ORNGE with life-threatening injuries.

Highway 401 was closed for an OPP reconstruction team to conduct their investigation and re-opened at approximately 5 a.m.

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