News

Three hurt in dramatic Surrey truck accident

A dramatic semi-trailer crash shut down Highway 10 for three hours Wednesday morning. - Evan Seal / The Leader
A dramatic semi-trailer crash shut down Highway 10 for three hours Wednesday morning.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

Three people are lucky to be alive after a dramatic semi-trailer crash that shut down Highway 10 for three hours Wednesday morning.

At about 6:45 a.m., a semi-tractor trailer was heading westbound on Highway 10, while an eastbound commercial van was waiting at the corner of the highway waiting to turn left onto 168 Street.

Police say the van was in the intersection on the green light, and proceeded to turn as the light went red.

The semi, Mounties say, failed to stop and collided with the van.

The truck's back end swerved around and tipped on it side.

The driver and passenger of the truck, along with the passenger of the van, suffered minor upper body injuries, and were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Traffic was held up in the area for most of the morning.

A charge under the motor vehicle act is expected against the truck driver.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
 
First-degree murder charge in 2013 South Surrey homicide
 
Election 2014: Frustration evident at White Rock debate
Impaled senior airlifted near U.S. border
 
Container recycling lags in Metro Vancouver
 
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Christian law school recognition
Fine for driver in fatal crash
 
Charges laid in fatal Surrey stabbing
 
In Theatres: Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler; Maps to the Stars; Before I Go to Sleep (VIDEO)

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.