Traffic buildup on Island Highway North on Monday, Oct. 22. Delays were caused when a truck went off the road between Lantzville and Nanoose Bay. - Cloe Logan photo

Traffic buildup on Island Highway North on Monday, Oct. 22. Delays were caused when a truck went off the road between Lantzville and Nanoose Bay. - Cloe Logan photo

Truck driver escapes major injury as truck goes off the road near Nanoose Bay

Traffic delayed as vehicle towed

There were significant delays on Island Highway North between Lantzville and Nanoose Bay on Tuesday morning.

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Michael Kane said the accident was caused by a semi-truck going off the road.

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“It was a mechanical malfunction, the vehicle went off road right,” Kane said. “It just took a long time because they had to get a tow truck big enough to get it out.”

The truck has now been successfully removed and the driver has only very minor injuries.

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

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