Trailer truck capsizes at the Kruythoff roundabout

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On Friday September 7th at approximately 9:30 a.m. a trailer truck carrying heavy duty metal pipes lost control trying to go around the Kruythoff roundabout on the A.J.C. Brouwers road in Cole bay. The truck was heading around the roundabout in the direction of the French side and for reasons still unknown capsized causing the driver to be pinned inside of the vehicle. The driver was rescued from the trailer truck with minor injuries.
Traffic was diverted into other directions in order to clear the road of the heavy duty metal as well as move the trailer truck. All motorists were asked to proceed with caution and follow the commands of the officers in the area. Motorists were asked to divert all travels heading in the Cole bay, Simpson or French side area to the Old Cake House Hill road until the roads were cleared and safe to frequent once again.
A heavy crane and several other trailers were called in to assist in removing the capsized trailer along with its load from the roundabout. At approximately 02.15 p.m. the work to clear the road had ended and traffic could once again flow freely.

 

 

 

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