A dog darting across Highway 3B in Beaver Falls caused a semi-trailer truck loaded with waste slag from Teck to swerve and hit the ditch on Friday afternoon.
The driver of the semi-trailer swerved to avoid the dog on the road mid-afternoon on Friday, lost control and went into the ditch, rolling on its side.
The driver was not injured, said RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton of the Trail Detachment.
“It was a legitimate swerve to avoid a dog. We had witnesses that confirmed that,” he said, “He saw something quick. He didn’t realize what it was and he tried to avoid it.”
As a result the truck hit the ditch and flopped on its side, damaging a fence near Barrett Honda.
Hawton said a crew from Salmo towing company Scrap King attended the accident.
“There was no indication that anything had spilled,” he said. “No other agencies were called in for cleanup.”
The accident tied up traffic for several hours.