A logging truck driver was airlifted to hospital after his vehicle rolled over on a logging road south of Campbell River, spilling its load and pinning him inside.
Campbell River Fire Capt. John Vaton said crews were called to the logging road, approximately 10 kilometres from the Cranberry Island Highway intersection, at around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
They arrived to find the logging truck on its side near a bank.
“Our first concern was stabilizing the truck,” Vaton told CHEK News.
Once that happened, firefighters were able to make their way inside the cab and make contact with the driver who was conscious “but in a great deal of pain,” said Vaton.
They extricated him from the truck and paramedics transferred him to an air ambulance that landed on the logging road. He was flown to Victoria General Hospital in unknown condition.
Officials say it’s not yet clear what caused the rollover.
With files from CHEK’s Ethan Morneau.