Large truck falls into water after dock collapses

 

A local has been released from the Tofino hospital after being treated for minor injuries they sustained when the truck they were driving crashed though a collapsing dock and fell into the water near Cypress Road in Ucluelet on Thursday.

Local police responded to the scene around 1 p.m. along with Ucluelet’s Volunteer Fire Brigade and Canadian Coast Guard, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

Swann said the truck contained about 25,000 kilograms of concrete when it fell into the water.

The driver escaped the scene with minor injuries and was treated by BC Ambulance personnel before being transported to Tofino General Hospital, according to Swann. 

"The truck has now been removed and a barrier has been set up restricting access to the dock," Swann told the Westerly on Friday. "The local driver was treated and released from hospital."

Andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca