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DriveBC camera captures moment before dump truck crashes on HWY 1 in Langford


Talk about timing.

A single vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford Monday morning was caught on a DriveBC camera just as the secondary trailer began to tip over.

The photo shows the second trailer being towed by the dump truck usually—referred to as a pup trailer—nearly tipped on its side, before the entire trucked rolled over.

The crash On October 24th at approximately 8:40 a.m., West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a dump truck flipped over on the Trans-Canada Highway in the southbound lane near the Leigh Road exit.

The driver of the dump truck lost control of the truck due to slippery road conditions, RCMP say.

The dump truck was carrying a load of gravel and the southbound lanes were shut down from about 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. so crews could attend and clean up the roadway.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital to be assessed.

Despite police vehicles and cones blocking the southbound lanes, West Shore RCMP say one vehicle went through the police blockade and received a ticket for failure to obey police direction.

“We want to thank motorists for their patience as traffic was delayed in the area,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

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