This should be invisible

toronto car crash

Police release images of car crash that has Toronto in shock

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) just released several shocking images that show the fiery aftermath of a multi-vehicle collision in Pickering on Friday morning. 

The collision involved four vehicles on the westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Whites Road just before 7:30 a.m. 

According to the OPP, four people were transported to the hospital as a result of the collision, although the current state of their injuries is unknown. 

The images reveal the severity of the situation, with one picture showing a vehicle that is both engulfed in flames and flipped onto its roof. 

Other images show firefighters responding to the aftermath of the collision and debris sprawled across the highway. 

Reponse to the posting of the images on social media has Toronto in shock.

Some said it looked like the photos were from a war zone.

Others expressed their horror at the flames and aftermath.

More than one person claimed that excessive speeds on this stretch of highway need to be addressed.

The OPP said that the transfers from express to collectors would be closed all morning for the collision cleanup and any necessary road repairs.

Lead photo by

OPP Highway Safety Division

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Blow-up dolls confuse and delight TTC riders on random Toronto subway trains

Messy week in store for Toronto as temperatures jump by 27 degrees

Toronto just halted a subway station's construction to save some old trees

Toronto Police say don't walk on Lake Ontario after 3 people fall through ice

Here's everything known about the earthquake that shook parts of Ontario on Monday

Rare winter phenomenon appears above Ontario skies during extreme cold

This Toronto ravine and park are home to a hidden TTC exit and a massive reservoir

That time Union Station in Toronto was totally flooded