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Commercial vehicle rollover closed Highway 17 ramp for four hours Monday

Driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, charges are pending
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A driver of a commercial vehicle was taken to hospital Monday after the boom truck he was driving rolled over on the westbound ramp of Highway 17 from the Kingsway. (File)

A driver of a commercial vehicle was taken to hospital Monday after the boom truck he was driving rolled over on the westbound ramp of Highway 17 from the Kingsway.

On Aug. 12 at approximately 1:05 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the OPP, Sudbury EMS, Sudbury Fire Department and Enforcement Officers from the Ministry of Transportation, responded to a single vehicle collision on the westbound ramp of Highway 17.
 
Investigation revealed the boom truck rolled over on its side as it merged onto the westbound ramp from The Kingsway. Officers believe that speed may have been a contributing factor in the collision. 

The male driver was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and transported to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

MTO Enforcement Officers conducted an examination of the commercial vehicle and no mechanical issues were found with the vehicle.

The westbound lane of Highway 17 (southeast by-pass) was closed for approximately four hours and traffic was detoured through the city.

The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.




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