Truck left dangling off ledge after accident in Delta on Thursday

Mar 23 2017, 9:59 pm

An accident in Delta on Thursday afternoon left a truck dangling off a ledge and closed part of a main thoroughfare.

The incident took place on Highway 17 westbound, leaving the route closed from 104 Street to Nordel Way.


According to Delta Police spokesperson Sharlene Brooks, the call came in around 12:45 pm.

Brooks told Daily Hive the accident happened when the driver was travelling westbound in his truck and “clipped” a semi.

“Delta Fire coordinated the rescue of the driver who was the only occupant of the vehicle,” Brooks furthered. “He was transported to hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries.”

Traffic movement along the route was impacted for a few hours and a temporary road closure was put in place as well.

At this point, contributing factors in the collision are unknown, Brooks said.

Just before 5 pm, Delta Police tweeted that the accident had been cleared and lanes were open.