Truck strikes overhead sign on Hwy. 401 in Whitby, Driver Charged


“An accident involving an overhead sign on Highway 401 in Whitby caused significant delays for commuters on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 am, when a transport truck struck the sign, causing it to collapse onto the roadway.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the driver of the transport truck was not injured in the collision. However, the impact of the falling sign caused damage to several vehicles traveling on the highway.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed for several hours as crews worked to clear the debris and repair the damage. The westbound lanes were also briefly closed as a precaution, but were reopened shortly thereafter.

Commuters were advised to use alternate routes and to expect delays. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation but a 24 old driver from Brampton has been charged. He was behind a transport Truck.

  • The transport truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 401 when it struck the overhead sign.
  • The falling sign caused damage to the transport truck and several other vehicles traveling on the highway.
  • There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the accident.