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Nanaimo truck driver hospitalized after crash

A truck driver from Nanaimo was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the logging truck he was driving rolled into a ditch Friday. - Photo contributed
A truck driver from Nanaimo was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the logging truck he was driving rolled into a ditch Friday.
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A truck driver from Nanaimo was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the logging truck he was driving rolled into a ditch Friday.

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP said the crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. when a truck operated by Tamihi Logging and carrying a full load, went off the road near the base of Mount Woodside. The load was strewn in the south ditch and on the east bound lanes of Highway 7. A hydro pole was also damaged by the spilled logs. The truck came to rest facing east on its right side in the ditch with its trailer, still attached, blocking the highway's eastbound lane.

Emergency services, Worksafe B.C. and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement personnel attended the crash scene. Tamihi Logging provided equipment to help clear the wreck.

Traffic was restricted to one lane for several hours until the wreck was cleared.

Speed and wet road conditions contributed to the crash.

The driver, 48, was issued a ticket for driving too fast for the road conditions.

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