Man, 68, escaped serious injury in Monday’s horrific crash: RCMP

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A 68-year-old man was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being extricated from his crushed vehicle after it ended up under a fuel tanker truck in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Monday.

The RCMP says the truck was turning north onto Hamilton River Road when it was struck by the south-bound vehicle.

The driver of the car became pinned in his vehicle which was crushed under the truck.

The Goose Bay Fire Department used extraction equipment to free the man.

The accident occurred about 2:35 p.m. and the investigation into the cause of it is ongoing.


(Monday story)

UPDATE: Non-life threatening injuries to driver of car crushed under tanker truck: RCMP

The driver of a car crushed underneath a tanker truck today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay received non-life threatening injuries, the RCMP says.

The RCMP says the car collided with a fuel truck near the Trans-Labrador Highway turnoff on Hamilton River Road this afternoon.

After hitting the truck, the car ended up crushed and pinned beneath the truck.

The driver’s side appears to be the most damaged part of the vehicle.

A RCMP spokesperson earlier today said he could not provide any details on the injuries to the driver, however, the RCMP has since released the new information.

The crash led to long traffic delays in the area, as police investigators worked at the scene.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Hamilton River Road

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