TRUCKER ‘SACRIFICED HIMSELF’ IN 38-VEHICLE PILEUP

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Six people, including one truck driver, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a huge pileup on Hwy. 401 Saturday.

Ken Morris, of Windsor, Ont., says he and his wife were saved by the quick reactions of the unnamed trucker.

“He sacrificed himself to save us,” Morris says, who adds that the truck took the ditch to avoid slamming into his car. “I walked over and managed to thank him as they were wheeling him out on a stretcher. We would have been toast.”

The truckers’ injuries and condition weren’t immediately available.

As many as 38-vehicles, including several heavy trucks, were caught in the crash on icy roads near Woodstock, Ont. It happened around 11 a.m. on the eastbound lane, not far from the junction with Hwy. 403.

The crash was the largest on Hwy. 401 since an infamous 80-car crash killed eight and injured dozens near Windsor, Ont. in 1999.

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