Police and fire responded to an overturned truck on Lougheed Highway

Dump truck flips over on Lougheed

Driver not seriously injured, despite needing some help to get to safety.

Nobody was seriously injured when a dump truck and and trailer flipped over east of Johnson Road on the Lougheed Highway in Dewdney Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m..

According to police, the vehicle, which was pulling gravel, went off the road and struck a tree.

“The engine caught on fire,” said Mission RCMP Staff Sgt. Rob Dixon, who did not release the name of the company the vehicle belonged to. The fire also damaged the truck’s cab and fuel tanks.

The driver managed to get out of the cab on his own, but needed the help of some Good Samaritans to get to safety because of the fallen tree branches that had surrounded him. He was treated for minor burns.

A stretch of the highway was closed for more than an hour and traffic was re-routed to Nicomen Island Trunk Road.

No other vehicles were involved and the incident is still under investigation.