Woman airlifted to hospital after tire smashes through windshield on Highway 400

Jun 12 2019, 3:22 pm

A 29-year-old woman from Barrie has reportedly been airlifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries after a tire smashed through her vehicle’s windshield on Highway 400 Wednesday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police say a passenger vehicle was driving northbound on Highway 400 near Highway 89 when it lost a tire that bounced into the southbound lanes of the highway before colliding with an oncoming vehicle’s windshield.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the vehicle was significantly damaged and the driver’s injuries are serious.

Earlier, Schmidt said drivers on Highway 400 can expect massive delays in all directions, but all lanes have since reopened.