Falling ice strikes truck near Massey Tunnel, hospitalizes driver

Jan 17 2020, 4:01 pm

A man has been hospitalized after a large piece of ice crashed through the windshield of the truck he was driving earlier today on Highway 99 in Richmond.

Just before 2 pm, Lower Mainland Traffic Service officers were called to the Highway 99 at the Massey Tunnel for a report that a large piece of ice had fallen through the windshield, smashing the windshield and injuring the driver. The man was alone in the vehicle at the time.

The driver, a 49-year-old man from Surrey, was taken to a local area hospital by BC Emergency Health Services with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

One southbound lane was closed while emergency personnel attended to the driver and vehicle, but has since re-opened.

“We are continuing to investigate in an attempt to determine the source of the ice,” said S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP.

“If you were a witness, or have dash-cam video of the collision, please contact the Lower Mainland Traffic Services at 604-526-9744 and cite file 2020-108 to report,” she added.