Man saved from truck after crashing into brook

Colin MacLean
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LOWER MONTAGUE – Someone’s sense of curiosity played a part in saving a trapped motorist on P.E.I. Thursday evening.


A 59-year-old Sturgeon man was pulled from the wreck of his truck shortly after 8 p.m. after a passing motorist on Route 17 noticed fresh snow sprayed across the road and stopped to check it out.

They found the man trapped in his truck, which was on its roof in a brook, and called 911. It’s unclear how long he’d been trapped before being found.

There was only one person in the truck. He was extracted using hydraulic tools and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance.

The RCMP describe the man’s injuries as “serious.”

They have also said road and weather conditions were good at the time of the crash and are not believed to have been a factor.

The name of the injured is not being released at this time. 

Organizations: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, RCMP

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  • Linda Mason
    January 03, 2014 - 11:13

    Thank heavens for the person who stopped. I guess we should all consider stopping when we see something that may not be "right". I hope the man in the accident gets along okay. This is an amazing story.