Manitoba truck driver air-lifted from crash on Trans-Canada Highway: RCMP

Police say a truck driver had to be air-lifted to hospital following a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Manitoba last week.

Emergency crews were called to a collision in the eastbound lane of Highway 1, just east of Sydney, Man., around 4:50 p.m. Friday.

Police say the driver of a a flat deck semi-trailer had stopped on the shoulder of the eastbound lane to check his load when the truck was hit from behind by a box truck.

Investigators say it appears the box truck had partially veered onto the shoulder.

The semi-driver wasn’t hurt in the crash, RCMP say. RCMP/Handout
The driver of the box truck was air-lifted to hospital from the scene. RCMP/Handout

The driver of the box truck, a 34-year-old man from Portage la Prairie was rushed to hospital by STARS air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said Monday.

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The driver of the semi-trailer, a 33-year-old man from British Columbia, was not injured.

Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.

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