UPDATED: Driver Injured in Truck Rollover
A tractor trailer overturned in the ditch early this morning on the Smith Road in Malagash. The mishap pinned the driver in the cab and forced a power interruption to a widespread area.
Area fire departments from Wallace and Tatamagouche responded about 7:00 am, along with EHS personnel.
A life flight was called to airlift the driver to hospital for observation. First responders used the jaws of life to access the driver. While he sustained facial injuries, it was believed that none of his injuries were considered life threatening.
It took a large excavator and tow truck to right the truck, allowing first responders to extricate the man from the cab.
Power was out for several hours for over 400 customers. The outage stretched from Jost Winery, through Malagash Mine, Blue Sea Corner, and Malagash Point. Power was restored early this afternoon.