Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin says a 40-year-old driver is “a lucky man” after escaping with serious injuries when the gravel truck he driving flipped several times yesterday morning on Highway 102.
Taplin said the truck was travelling northbound towards the airport between the Glendale and Fall River exits around 10:50 a.m. when police believe it went off the road, then back on it, and flipped when the driver tried to correct his swerving.
“He was ejected from the vehicle. We don’t believe he was wearing a seat belt,” Taplin said.
“It was right on the highway and he rolled into the median,” he added.
Paul Maynard of Emergency Health Services said the driver was rushed to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Maynard said some of the man’s injuries could be internal.
The truck's load of gravel spilled over the highway, and workers with the department of transportation arrived to clean up the mess. The portion of the highway where the accident took place was closed to traffic for almost two and a half hours, Taplin said. Police are continuing to investigate.