Seven people are taken to hospital after collision on Highway 401 in Toronto

A section of Highway 401 in Scarborough is closed after a collision Sunday afternoon that left two people seriously injured.

The incident took place on the eastbound express lanes of the highway near Kennedy Road shortly after 4:15 pm.

The Toronto Fire said one person needed to be evacuated after the accident.

Seven people were transported to the hospital, Toronto paramedics said. Two of them are in serious but not life-threatening condition.

Paramedics said the other five suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the collision is unknown.

All express lanes east of the highway are closed on Warden Avenue for the collision.

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