Woman Drives Wrong Way on EC ROW – Causes 4 Car Collision, Another Driver Rubber-necks and Causes a Second Collision & Elevator Rider Woes in Downtown Windsor
Monday May 31st, 2010
Posted at 4:40pm
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Around 2:06pm on Monday afternoon, a woman driving a maroon coloured Ford Focus hatchback turned the wrong way onto the EC Row off-ramp at Walker Road from Walker Road. The off-ramp is a one-way westbound 2-lane roadway attached to the EC Row and Central overpass. The driver went eastbound on the roadway and caused a 4 car collision. Injuries were minor in nature.
Then around 2:40pm, a motorist driving eastbound on the EC Row approaching the Central over-pass rubber-necked to look at the crash that had occurred on the other side of the EC Row previously and caused a second, minor collision. There were no injuries.
There were 2 separate unrelated incidents of people becoming trapped inside elevators in downtown Windsor this afternoon. The first incident occurred in a high rise at 251 Goyeau around 1pm. Windsor Fire & Rescue attended the scene, but the elevator eventually started working on its own.
Another incident occurred in another multi-story building around 3pm in downtown Windsor. Several people were trapped in an elevator around the 3rd floor. Windsor Fire & Rescue decided to the pry open the doors to extricate the trapped individuals since the elevator company was taking too long to arrive and it was getting unbearably hot inside the elevator.
People getting trapped in elevators is actually pretty common in Windsor. Usually an elevator company comes to fix the elevator and the fire department rarely have to break the elevator doors open. The fire department usually gets calls for people trapped inside elevators at least a few times a month.