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Semi-trailer crashes over side of Floodway bridge near Winnipeg
Posted on Thursday, July 27 @ 11:04:47 EDT by admin

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Driver, a 59-year-old man from Ste. Anne, is in hospital in stable condition, police say

The cab of a semi-trailer that crashed Wednesday morning is hauled up from the floodway.

The cab of a semi-trailer that crashed Wednesday morning is hauled up from the floodway.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash of a semi-trailer, which went over the side of the Red River Floodway bridge and trapped the driver, RCMP say.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 59, just south of Winnipeg.

The semi, which was not hauling any cargo, went through the guard rail and down the embankment.

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Emergency crews rescued the driver — a 59-year-old man from the town of Ste. Anne — who was unable to get out of the truck cab on his own.

He was transported to hospital and is listed in stable condition, RCMP said.

There is no word on any charges.

Crashed semi

The crash scene is looked over by some work crews under the Red River Floodway bridge on Wednesday. (Travis Golby/CBC)

A crane was brought in to lift the damaged truck back onto the bridge to be hauled away.

One of the northbound lanes of Highway 59 remained closed for several hours, into the morning rush hour, as crews worked to clear the scene.

Traffic at one point was backed up for half of a kilometre.

Semi-trailer crash

A guard rail is mangled after a semi-trailer crashed through it on Wednesday morning. (Travis Golby/CBC)

Traffic congestion

Traffic is backed up for a long way on the northbound lanes of Highway 59, just south of Winnipeg.

Source of article click here : CBC NEWS


 
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