Log truck tips into ditch after contact with road edge

Location: 
Nootka Island (west coast of Vancouver Island)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-10-15
Company Name: 
Nootka Sound Timber
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

At approximately 6:30am, an empty off-highway logging truck was travelling along a flat stretch of road when the right front tire caught the low side edge of the road, forcing the truck into the ditch.

The truck came to rest on its right side. Fortunately, the driver was not injured. The truck received minor damage.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Whether loaded or empty, drivers need to be aware of road conditions, including watching for leans and soft shoulders.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information contact: Virginia, Nootka Sound Timber (250) 830-2292

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