Man hit after 11 vehicle chain reaction crash on Highway 401

In this provided photo, tractor trailers are in the ditch and the median after a collision in the westbound lanes near Mallorytown, Ont. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A section of the westbound lanes remained closed Wednesday night. (Supplied via Newswatch Group)

MALLORYTOWN – A 23-year-old Scarborough man was in a Kingston hospital today after being struck by a transport truck following a chain reaction crash, Wednesday.

Leeds County O.P.P. say the man was standing outside his vehicle after the 11 vehicle collision in the westbound lanes, west of Mallorytown.

The “chain reaction” crash around 3:30 p.m. involved four vehicles and seven tractor trailers, police said.

Environment Canada had issued a winter weather travel advisory around the time of the crash and O.P.P. confirm there was adverse weather conditions at the time of crash.

The Scarborough man was last reported to have non-life threatening injuries.

Fortunately, there were no other injuries in the mishap.

The westbound lanes of the highway were shut down for approximately five hours but have since reopened.

A police investigation is ongoing and any witnesses are asked to contact Leeds County O.P.P. Const. Charles Vaillancourt at 613-345-1790.

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