Driver hospitalized after crashing into second floor of apartment building in Mississauga, city fire department says

Mississauga Fire says firefighters had to use “Jaws of Life” to rescue a driver from a vehicle after it crashed into a second-story window of an apartment building in the city’s downtown.
  • A driver was taken to hospital after crashing into a second story window of an apartment building in downtown Mississauga, Mississauga Fire officials said.

A driver who crashed into a downtown Mississauga apartment building early this morning had to be removed from the vehicle and hospitalized, according to the city’s fire department.

Mississauga Fire Platoon Chief Ryan Baird said firefighters responded to the scene at 250 Webb Drive around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, and found the vehicle overturned on its roof with a single driver trapped inside after appearing to smash a second-story window of the 15-story condominium building.

“The car was upside down and at a difficult angle,” says Baird, and firefighters had to use equipment to stabilize the vehicle, then the “Jaws of Life” to remove the door, then the driver.

Details of the driver, who was taken to hospital by Peel paramedics, were not released.

In a tweet about the incident, Mississauga Fire said the damage reached the fourth floor of the building, which according to city records contains 265 residential units.

A building inspector has been dispatched to investigate possible damage to 250 Webb Dr.

No one was injured inside the building, Baird said.

In an email, Peel Police Const. Jennifer Dagg says the driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

She says the police do not consider the accident suspicious.

**Editor’s Note: Story updated at 3:34pm Saturday September 10 with commentary from Peel Police.

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