Dashcam video of 401 crash shows need for drivers to pay attention, tow truck driver says


    A Toronto tow truck driver whose dashboard digicam captured footage of a automotive crashing right into a truck on Freeway 401, injuring three individuals, says the video shows there’s a need for drivers to decelerate, transfer over and pay consideration.

    Adil Kanan, proprietor of Metro One Auto Companies Inc., a 24-hour towing service primarily based in Toronto, mentioned the 25-second video shows a collision that occurred on Saturday at about 7 p.m. within the west collector lanes of Freeway 401 west of the Port Union Street on the left shoulder or the quick lane. The digicam is connected to his tow truck.

    “The white Lexus, travelling westbound at freeway pace, actually simply drove proper into them,” he mentioned. “After seeing this firsthand, I’m strongly of the opinion that this driver was not paying consideration, 100 per cent.”

    Kanan mentioned the video speaks for itself.

    “That is one other robust instance of why drivers need to be extra conscious of emergency automobiles on the freeway. This video, it simply helps the marketing campaign that the OPP and the businesses are doing over the weekend, attempting to get the message out to individuals to decelerate and transfer over,” he mentioned.

    “We’re placing our lives in danger being on freeway.”

    Kanan parked his tow truck in entrance of the truck after he arrived on the scene. He mentioned the truck was sideways on the freeway, with its entrance finish touching the guardrail, after it had been rear led to what was a minor crash. The truck was hit by a car that failed to stay.

    A person was standing beside the car. Contained in the truck, there was a girl within the driver’s seat and one other man within the entrance passenger seat.

    He mentioned he approached the three individuals however was informed they already had tow truck companies. Then he returned to his truck, known as police in regards to the crash, and witnessed the following collision.

    Adil Kanan, proprietor of Metro One Auto Companies Inc., a 24-hour towing service primarily based in Toronto, says: ‘It is somewhat bit scary.’

    Within the video, a white automotive crashes within the truck, sending particles and the person on the freeway flying.

    Kanan mentioned the video is stunning however he’s relieved nobody was killed within the crash, although all three individuals concerned have been taken to hospital with minor accidents. 

    “This might have simply been prevented,” he mentioned. “Had this driver been paying consideration… even when he was not in a position to transfer over, he might have a minimum of slowed down, effectively upfront. There was so much of ample time. I noticed this forward of time, which is why I braced myself for the affect.”

    Kanan posted the video on Fb and Instagram. He mentioned his tow truck was broken within the crash.

    “It is somewhat bit scary,” he mentioned.

    Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for Ontario Provincial Police’s freeway security division, retweeted the video on Sunday, saying: “This why we are saying #SlowDownMoveOver.”  




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