Driver rescued from dump truck after veering into Miller Lake

A person is getting treatment in hospital after the dump truck he was driving in Miller Lake, Ontario on Monday morning.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m., Halifax District RCMP state they got a report and reacted to the scene.

Cpl. Roger Robbins with Halifax RCMP stated the truck was going southbound on Highway 102 when it crossed the median and northbound lanes and entered into the lake.

” It’s just really, very lucky that no one was being available in the northbound lane,” stated Robbins. “That would have triggered a great deal of trouble.”

He said before their arrival, a male driving by had actually pulled the driver from the automobile.

” It (the truck) was most likely into the lake about 20 to 30 feet and the driver wasn’t … leaving the truck, so a passerby delved into the lake and got up to the truck and helped the driver leave the truck,” said Robbins. “Apparently the water was entering the truck rather quickly at the time.”

The driver of the truck was required to a Halifax health center with “shallow cuts on his body, however no recognized other injuries.”

Police talked with the person who saved the man, but Robbins might not verify if a statement was offered.

Robbins stated the truck is being pulled and will be inspected by RCMP’s automobile compliance unit to identify exactly what caused the truck to drive into the lake. He told though it was raining at the time of the occurrence, it is still not understood why the vehicle left the road.

A-1 Towing and Recovery was induced scene to tow the truck. They stated a line has actually been hooked to the truck and they are attempting to tow it from the water. The investigation is ongoing.

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