WATCH ABOVE: A concrete truck driver was trapped for hours Tuesday morning when his truck flipped over on Stoney Trail northwest. Global’s Sarah Offin reports.
CALGARY – A concrete truck driver was seriously injured when his vehicle rolled into a ditch in the city’s northwest on Tuesday.
It happened along southbound Stoney Trail N.W. near the ramp to eastbound Crowchild Trail N.W. at around 4:30 a.m.
Firefighters used the jaws of life to extricate the driver from the Lafarge vehicle, which had come to rest on the driver’s side door.
Emergency crews rushed the driver, a 38-year-old man, to hospital in serious condition with multiple traumatic injuries to his pelvis and head. He had been trapped inside the vehicle for approximately two hours before firefighters were able to free him.
Lafarge released a statement on the rollover just before noon on Tuesday, saying the company is very concerned about their driver.
“We were at the accident site this morning and are at the hospital with his family,” said the statement. “An internal investigation has been launched and we are cooperating with authorities in their investigations as well.”
The incident caused traffic closures to be put in place for several hours.
Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the collision.
Crews weren’t able to right the concrete truck until just before 11:30 a.m.
– With files from Sarah Offin