BRITISH COLUMBIA

Truck driver and off-duty Mountie injure hands after vehicle flips in B.C.

01/07/2015 09:55 EST | Updated 03/09/2015 05:59 EDT
BURNABY, B.C. - Police say the driver of a tanker truck that flipped on its side on a major Metro Vancouver highway suffered minor injuries to his hands.

RCMP say an off-duty Mountie who helped to extract the driver from the truck also had minor cuts to his hands.

Const. Mike Moore says several litres of fuel spilled on Highway 1 in Burnaby after the truck rear ended a vehicle and slid along the concrete median for a short distance before flipping over.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Moore says the collision happened just after midnight Tuesday, closing a section of the Trans-Canada Highway until about 8 a.m. Wednesday as hazmat crews cleaned up the diesel.

Moore says there was light fog at the time of the crash but it's not considered a contributing factor.