This logging truck accident closed Hwy 16 about 40 km east of Terrace this morning

Logging truck crashed after driver lost control: police

Despite being thrown from the truck, the driver and passenger sustained only minor injuries.

  • Wed Apr 22nd, 2015 8:00pm
  • News

A logging truck lost control and hit the ditch on Hwy 16 this morning, causing the highway to be shut down when its load of logs spilled across the lanes.

Terrace RCMP were called to the scene 42 km east of Terrace on Hwy 16, commonly known as the rock slide, shortly before 8 a.m.

The loaded logging truck was travelling westbound when it lost control, went into the oncoming lane, then hit the left ditch, flipping over onto its top side, said police this afternoon.

“Road conditions were dry, weather was clear. Driving conditions were perfect,” said Terrace RCMP Const. Angela Rabut, community policing/media relations officer. “Speed is believed to be a factor.”

The driver and passenger were both ejected from the truck, but miraculously sustained only minor injuries.

They were both transported to Mills Memorial Hospital by BC Ambulance.