Cowichan News Leader

No injuries or charges resulting from dump truck rollover

Shawnigan Lake RCMP attended the scene of this dump truck rollover last Thursday, Feb. 21 on Shawnigan Lake Road.   - submitted
Shawnigan Lake RCMP attended the scene of this dump truck rollover last Thursday, Feb. 21 on Shawnigan Lake Road.
— image credit: submitted

Shawnigan Lake RCMP attended the scene of a dump truck rollover at noon Thursday, Feb. 21 on Shawnigan Lake Road which looked far worse than it really was.

The 2007 Mack truck pulling a trailer was heading westbound when its tires hit gravel and pulled the trailer into the ditch.

The trailer was badly damaged but no injuries and no other vehicles were involved.

"After speaking with the driver and witnesses it was confirmed speed and alcohol were not factors," reported Sgt. Rob Webb of the Shawnigan detachment.

Meanwhile the 600-block section of Shawnigan Lake Road was closed while the trucking company arranged for a crane to attend the scene and remove the trailer from the ditch onto a flatbed trailer for transportation.

Cleanup took about two hours.

No charges are anticipated.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Electing nine new Cowichan school trustees in 2013 will cost local board about $150,000
 
Program encourages replacement of older wood stoves
 
North-end voters given forum to quiz the candidates
Meet Maeve Maguire
 
Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
 
LNG tax drops in softer gas market

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.