October 10, 2016 4:21 pm
Updated: October 10, 2016 5:45 pm

Dump truck crashes into Miller Lake; driver saved by passerby

Driver escapes with minor injuries after crashing truck in Miller Lake near Fall River, NS.

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A dump truck driver is lucky to be alive after some quick thinking by a passing motorist.

Around 7:30 Monday morning, the truck driver lost control of his vehicle on Highway 102 and ended up in Miller Lake near Fall River, N.S.

RCMP said the truck jumped the median and crossed three lanes of oncoming traffic before crashing in the lake.

Several passing motorists stopped to help, with one swimming out to the cab of the truck, helping the driver to safety.

RCMP said the truck quickly took on water, becoming fully submerged.

The male truck driver was taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for minor injuries.

One lane of Highway 102 was shut down for several hours while crews worked to remove the truck.

The road has since re-opened.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

 

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