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North Cowichan\Duncan

2021-03-12 12:04 PST

File # 2021-3649

On Wednesday March 10 just before 10 a.m. the North Cowichan RCMP were contacted by BC Ambulance for assistance near the Chemainus River Bridge on Hwy 1. It was reported that a Highway Maintenance worker had been struck by a tire from a truck while standing roadside.

When police arrived to offer assistance, many witnesses who saw the event stayed on scene and emergency services personnel were treating the injured worker. The driver of the truck was also on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

It was determined that the rear driver’s side wheel assembly broke off as the truck travelled through the construction zone. The two tires of the dually separated, and although the worker was able to avoid one, they were struck by the other.

Our Frontline RCMP members are grateful to have several partners assisting in this investigation. Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers (CVSE), and investigators from Worksafe BC both came to the scene, and worked closely with says North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP Staff Sergeant Chris Swain Their expertise, and wealth of specialized knowledge in these types of investigation is invaluable

The worker was transported from the scene by BC Ambulance and is recovering from injuries received in this incident.

The RCMP continues to work alongside Worksafe BC and CVSE to determine if there is any criminality in the investigation.

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
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