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Truck flips off road, driver unharmed but very shaken

City can't install barriers

UPDATE: 4 p.m. 

City of Vernon communications and grants manager Christy Poirier confirmed the City's transportation department received a request Thursday morning to install roadside barriers at the site of last night's crash.

However, this portion of Pleasant Valley Road is located in Electoral Area B, says Poirier, and is therefore the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI). 

Castanet has reached out to MoTI for comment.


ORIGINAL: 7 p.m.

Emergency services attended the scene of a vehicle rollover on Pleasant Valley Road on Wednesday evening after a truck flipped.

The vehicle landed on its left side after veering off the road near Elaine Harrison's house just before 6:30 p.m.

It came to a screeching halt in the driveway about seven feet from her house, says Harrison, making a deafening noise.

"The noise was just terrible. I was afraid to look out the window at what it was, the animals were running everywhere. I'm just glad nobody was hurt." 

She says the driver was "very shaken", but unharmed in the incident. 

Harrison believes the vehicle lost control due to ice on the road.

It's just one of the reasons she has been asking the City of Vernon to install guardrails along Pleasant Valley Road.

"The City came and looked and they didn't think it was warranted, but we've had other people crashing along here too. It's been a long time I've been asking for it, but they don't seem to be interested."



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