Sunshine Coast RCMP are still investigating a two-vehicle accident that tied up traffic for hours last Friday.
On Friday morning, April 29, a City Transfer truck was involved in a minor accident with a small sports utility vehicle on Hwy. 101 west of Henry Road.
"To avert a more serious crash, the transport truck swerved to the right and stopped on the shoulder, shearing off a hydro pole in the process," said Sgt. Danny Willis. "Unfortunately, it appears that the truck's load shifted, the bank gave way, and the truck ended upside down in a ravine. Part of the load, which included 150 cases of floor tile destined for the new Shopper's Drug Mart, spilled into the creek."
Willis said traffic was averted through Russell Road and Henry Road for several hours while BC Hydro and the Gibsons fire department attended.
Following the investigation, traffic was down to one-way for most of the day while K&E Towing lifted out the truck and the rest of the load was removed from the ravine. There was minimal damage to the SUV. The transport truck was demolished.
"The local fisheries officer attended the scene as well to ensure the clean-up resulted in minimal environmental damage," Willis added. "Cause of the crash is still under investigation. However, police are happy to report that there were no serious injuries."