NAPPAN ‚Äď A tractor-trailer owned by ADL of Prince Edward Island was significantly damaged in a single vehicle accident on Southampton Road, Nappan, Thursday morning. The truck left the northbound lane on a section of road north of Smith Road. Police said it appears a trailer axle dropped off the road onto the shoulder, and the entire vehicle followed, dropping into the ditch to rest upside down.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs such a short shoulder,‚ÄĚ said Const. Donald Fisher of the RCMP‚Äôs Cumberland detachment.
No alcohol was involved and charges are not expected.
‚ÄúMinor injuries‚Ä¶taken to the hospital and released,‚ÄĚ said Fisher of the 59-year old male driver and sole occupant.
Police had a witness to the event. Another tractor-trailer was approaching from the other direction when the accident occurred.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a bit of a curve,‚ÄĚ said the constable.
The crashed vehicle was partially loaded with perishable goods. An ADL fleet officer on the scene apparently indicated the load would probably be lost and wasn‚Äôt optimistic the vehicle could be returned to service.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs at least eight feet,‚ÄĚ said Fisher of the drop-off into the ditch.
The policeman confirmed the Amherst Fire Department, EHS and the Department of the Environment attended, in addition to the RCMP.