An Oakville woman survived and has been released from hospital after her car was crushed Monday afternoon when a tractor-trailer rolled over on the ramp to Highway 403 from Dundas Street in Mississauga.
Edyta Tobiasz, 38, the only person in the car, was removed by emergency personnel after being trapped in the vehicle for nearly two hours. Police and firefighters said she was talking to them as the transport was slowly lifted off the car.
Tobiasz was conscious and greeted by her husband Roland Tobiasz as emergency workers lifted her from the vehicle.
An ORNGE ambulance service helicopter took her to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto for treatment of minor injuries and she was later released.
The transport driver also suffered minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment.
Roland Tobiasz is calling his wife's survival a "miracle."
"The truth of the matter is that if you played the lottery, there is no chance in a million years that we would be as lucky as we are today," he told reporters outside the hospital after his wife was released.
The family is very grateful for the efforts of police, fire and emergency personnel, Tobiasz said.
"It is truly a miracle that my wife has been spared her life."
Ontario Provincial Police said the truck driver lost control on the ramp, flipping the truck onto its side. A Mazda CX7 driven by Edyta Tobiasz, which was also on the ramp, was forced into the ditch and the truck fell on top of it.
"It looks like it [the truck] might have taken the ramp too fast, but we're not sure at this time," said OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford. "We do have our [accident] reconstruction team here."
The truck went over on its side and the car was forced into a deep ditch, Woodford said.
"The car went right down into the ditch. The tractor-trailer went over and on top of the car."