Three-car crash after hood flies open on Highway 417

_ (press release) _ (Ottawa, ON) –The Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have investigated a collision on Highway 417 eastbound at Terry Fox Dr involving 3 vehicles.

At approximately 10:00 am this morning December 16th 2016, a vehicle was eastbound on Highway 417 near Terry Fox when the hood flew open blocking the driver’s view. The driver stopped in a live lane causing a collision with two other vehicles behind it.

Three people were taken to the Ottawa Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The OPP would like to remind the public to make sure that the hood of their vehicle is closed properly if you have to refill the windshield washer fluid container during this time of year due to the bad weather.