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Semi-truck driver escapes injury, after load crashes through truck’s cabin
Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:51PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:21PM MDT
Emergency crews were busy Wednesday, after a load of piping smashed through the cabin of a semi-truck on a highway.
Crews were called to the Highway 19 overpass at Highway 2 at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Witnesses told police the driver had slammed on the brakes, and that prompted the load of piping to crash into the cabin, some smashing into the windshield.
The driver then apparently drove onto the median, and was stuck in his truck for a short time.
By the time emergency crews arrived, the driver had managed to get out of the vehicle and was walking around; he was not injured in the incident.
“It was good to know that he was out walking around and that he wasn’t injured by this, because otherwise this could’ve been a completely different incident,” David Brooks, Deputy Fire Chief with Leduc Fire Services said.
Police said there was heavy fog in the area at the time, and that may have been a factor in the crash.