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Driver airlifted after logging truck roll over south of Campbell River

Incident on Iron River Main Road
Campbell River Fire Department. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

One person was airlifted to hospital following a logging truck roll-over on a forestry road south of Campbell River.

The incident took place at around 11:15 on Wednesday morning (July 6).

“The call is ongoing currently,” said deputy fire chief Kelly Bellefleur. “I’m only getting this over the radio… The general information I can say is that there has been a logging truck roll over accident off of Iron River Main that occurred sometime around 11:15 this morning. Fire crews from Campbell River have attended and the patient is currently being extricated as we speak.

“A helicopter from B.C Ambulance Service is on scene, along with local paramedics,” he said.

There were 10 firefighters on scene, as well as B.C. Ambulance, paramedics and RCMP.

Updated as of 5 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with serious injuries, however fire department captain John Vaton said that he was “conscious and stable.”

Crews had to extricate the driver by removing the roof of the truck. At the time one crew member was inside the truck providing medical care while the rest of the crew worked on extraction.

The incident took place about 10 km from the Cranberry Road and Inland Island Highway intersection on Piggott Main road.

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