Traffic on Highway 4 passes by a semi tractor-trailer that left the road and rolled into the ditch alongside Cameron Lake just before midnight Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo

VIDEO: Semi rollover on Highway 4 sends one to hospital

Driver suffers ‘minor injuries’ in late-night crash at Cameron Lake

A semi tractor-trailer driver suffered only minor injuries after his rig failed to negotiate a corner and rolled over off Highway 4 at Cameron Lake late Wednesday night, Aug. 16, 2017.

Oceanside RCMP were called just before midnight with a report that a commercial truck had crossed the eastbound lane of the highway. Both the truck and the trailer, which contained a load of wood chips, tipped and landed on the driver’s side.

The driver suffered only minor injuries, but was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for precautionary examination, said Cpl. Mike Elston of the RCMP Central Island Traffic Services. The driver was the only occupant of the truck, and no other vehicles were involved, he said.

Traffic was moving in both directions by early Thursday morning, though reduced-speed signs limited travel to 60km/hr while crews worked to clear the trailer’s load and prepare the truck for towing.

“Crews were going to deal with the load (Thursday) morning,” said “Some of the load was cleaned up overnight.”

The rollover occured just west of Angel Rock, as the driver attempted to negotiate a sharp, right-hand corner.


A semi tractor-trailer carrying wood chips westbound on Highway 4 left the road and rolled into the ditch alongside Cameron Lake just before midnight Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo

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