Overturned Truck, 406 North, St. Catharines, ON

Fri Mar 24 16:36:17 2006 EST (-0500 GMT)

Overtruned Truck on the 406

Around 2:00 today this truck carrying a load of rolled paper/fiber turned over on the tightest corner of the 406 north in St. Catharines Ontario Canada. This picture was taken from the St. Paul’s street bridge directly above the paralyzed truck.

The 406 highway is the major artery of the Niagara region after the QEW. Despite what the regional representatives say, this highway is rarely congested and this ~5 hour closure of the northbound lane is not common. Peninsula Towing & Recovery was on the scene to right and remove the truck. Rumour has it that each truck is $400 an hour per truck.
TruckIt would appear that the driver is OK and no other vehicles were involved. The driver’s first priority was duct tapping over the rig’s logo, he had done so before the truck was righted.

My pictures can be found on flickr.com.

Here’s video of the truck on it’s way.

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