Police crash snarls 401 traffic

MILTON, Ont. — The heavy traffic of Hwy. 401 to the west of Toronto was made even heavier thanks to a three-car collision resulting from a high-speed police chase.

Two Halton police cruisers attempting to block in a suspect’s car were hit sending one man, the suspect, to hospital. The collision occurred near Guelph Line around 3:30 a.m., Halton Regional police say.

Hwy. 401 westbound was partially closed for the resulting investigation of the site, slowing commuter traffic until the lanes were reopened around 6:30 a.m.

The hospitalized man is a suspect in a break-and-enter.

“The officers engaged the vehicle and tried to stop it but it took off,” says a police spokesman. “The officers went in and did a rolling block. The gentleman driving the vehicle tried unsuccessfully to force his way out of it, hitting two (police) vehicles.”

No police officers were reportedly injured in the collision and the investigation is continuing.

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