Emergency responders found a water truck on its side and the driver out with no injuries. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Emergency responders found a water truck on its side and the driver out with no injuries. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Water truck rollover on Lougheed shuts down westbound lanes

Water and fuel spill prompts public works to respond

Reports of a rollover crash had the RCMP, Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, and paramedics responding – and led to the the shutdown of the westbound lanes along Lougheed Highway Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 8.

When first responders reached the site at around 1:15 p.m. on Lougheed Highway at 222 Street, they found a water truck on its side, and a patient on the ground. Ambulance was already on scene.

Two firetrucks, and four RCMP cars responded to the call.

No serious injuries were reported from the crash.

However, a water and fuel spill that was making its way towards the storm drain on the northwest corner of the intersection, prompted public works crew to respond. Firefighters placed booms around the truck in an attempt to contain it.

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A witness on the scene, Justin Birch, told The News that he heard a loud bang while he was in front of the Ridge Church, and he and a friend ran to the scene. When he reached the corner, he saw the truck on its side and a woman on top of the truck, trying to help. He jumped on top of the truck and helped pull out two men through the driver-side door. The older man, who was the driver, remained on the scene and was talking to police, while the younger man was taken to the hospital.

Westbound lanes were closed to traffic and traffic was detoured along Dewdney Trunk Road while crews cleaned up the crash.

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