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Driver escaped with minor injuries following crash near Quesnel on Monday…

QUESNEL, BC: A small amount of diesel fuel spilled into Cuisson Creek after a small transport truck left the highway near Quesnel on Monday (Jan 25)…

At approximately 8:45 AM, a transport truck was traveling south on Highway 97 near Church Road, when the trailer jackknifed, crossed the centerline and entered the ditch on east side. The truck traveled approximately 200 meters down a steep embankment before colliding with a tree.

– RCMP photo

The vehicle and trailer thankfully did not rollover, however, the fuel tank ruptured and leaked diesel into the Cuisson Creek. The Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Environment were notified of the spill.

“It is very fortunate that the transport truck did not collide with a northbound vehicle prior to entering the ditch,” said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP. “We want to remind drivers to slow down and drive appropriately for the weather and road conditions.”

The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries by ambulance.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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