Family walks away from rollover

SD&G O.P.P. had westbound traffic down to one lane near Post Road after this single vehicle rollover. Fortunately, the family of four in this car walked away uninjured April 3, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

SOUTH STORMONT – Some could call it an Easter miracle.

A family of four – including two young children – escaped unharmed after a violent rollover on Highway 401.

Tire marks on the asphalt of the westbound lanes of the highway show where the Nissan Maxima violently swerved from the passing lane across a lane of traffic before rolling several times in the ditch.

A tow truck starts pulling this car out of the ditch on the westbound Highway 401 in South Stormont after a single vehicle crash on April 3, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
A tow truck starts pulling this car out of the ditch on the westbound Highway 401 in South Stormont after a single vehicle crash on April 3, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

It happened around 6:30 p.m. just west of the Post Road overpass.

Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Traffic was down to a single lane for a short while for a police investigation and to allow Metro Towing to pull the wrecked car out of the ditch.

The female driver is charged with careless driving and driving while disqualified.

Tow truck driver Phillipe Boyer hooks the chains on this Nissan Maxima after a rollover on Highway 401 in the westbound lanes on April 3, 2015. A family of four were lucky to walk away without any injuries. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
Tow truck driver Phillipe Boyer hooks the chains on this Nissan Maxima after a rollover on Highway 401 in the westbound lanes on April 3, 2015. A family of four were lucky to walk away without any injuries. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
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