Multi Vehicle Collision Shuts Down 401 for Hours

More details have been released about Wednesday's multi-vehicle collision on the westbound 401 near Mallorytown.

The investigation revealed that it was a chain reaction collision involving four vehicles and seven tractor trailers.

A Scarborough man, 23,  who was involved, and standing outside of his vehicle, was struck by a transport.

He was transported to Kingston General Hospital with reported non-life threatening injuries.

The highway remained closed for about five hours to allow for the investigation and vehicle removal.

Following Wednesday's incident, members of the Leeds County OPP are issuing a plea for drivers to stop filming collisions.

During their investigation, numerous eastbound drivers were observed by officers videotaping the collision using cell phones as they drove past.

"I do not expect that while we are dealing with a collision that we would have other motorists risking their lives on the other side of the highway by not concentrating on the road ahead of them. Not only is it illegal but their actions could have caused another serious collision," says Leeds OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Mike Francis

OPP are reminding all motorists that the minimum fine for Distracted Driving is $490 and 3 demerit points.