Truck driver run over by own trailer near Quesnel

A truck driver was seriously injured Wednesday when his transport truck ran over him as he was attempting to get his disabled vehicle off Highway 97, according to Quesnel RCMP. Police said they were called to a report of a jack-knifed truck by Marguerite Ferry Road at about 1:30 p.m. and while on the way received a second report that the driver was accidentally run over by wheels of the trailer.

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“The police determined that another truck driver assisted the man by moving the truck while the man directed him,” RCMP said. “The man lost his footing and was run over by the trailer tires.” He was transported to Williams Lake by ground ambulance and was then airlifted to Vancouver with serious but non life threatening injuries.

WorkSafe BC has been notified of the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

The name of the driver was not released.

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