Dump truck spills diesel in crash off Highway 115 in Peterborough
One person was taken to hospital after a dump truck crashed off Highway 115 in Peterborough on Monday morning.
Peterborough Police and Peterborough County OPP say that just before 6:30 a.m., a southbound dump truck veered off the Highway 115 overpass, crashed through guard rails and ended up in a ditch near Bensfort and Kennedy roads.
Firefighters extricated the driver, who was then taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre with minor injuries, OPP said.
Cleanup of a large diesel spill is underway.
The city’s public works was at the scene as there were concerns the diesel could flow to a nearby municipal storm drain. One lane of Bensfort Road was closed.
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks had an officer attend the scene to investigate. Spokesperson Dave Bradley said approximately 200 litres of diesel was spilled but the incident was considered minor in nature as cleanup was quick. The Ministry will continue to monitor remediation efforts.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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