Accident on April 16 closes Highway 3 near Greenwood

A semi-truck loaded with lumber tipped while swerving to miss a dog and pups crossing the highway

Tuesday afternoon accident when a westbound semi tried to avoid a German Sheppard and her pups that were crossing the highway.

A semi-truck loaded with lumber tipped while swerving to miss a dog and pups crossing the highway, closing the Highway 3 for approximately three hours on April 16.

Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison told the Boundary Creek Times that at about 3 p.m. Midway RCMP were advised by the ambulance service of a single vehicle semi-truck single vehicle rollover near 11980 Hwy 3, Greenwood.

Harrison said when members attended the scene the semi-truck and trailer were lying on the passenger side on Highway 3 with its load of lumber strewn across the highway.

The driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was transported to hospital.

Eyewitnesses confirmed the truck swerved to miss the dogs. The driver said he braked, but he lost traction in the soft shoulder of the highway and the truck rolled when his load tipped too far.

“No charges were laid and the 32-year-old Chilliwack driver was released from hospital later in the evening with a dislocated shoulder but no other injuries,” Harrison said.

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