Transport Drops Load To Avoid Collision

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A quick thinking truck driver avoided a collision with a hay wagon on Highway 17 at the Laird flats just East of Sault Ste. Marie, Tuesday afternoon.

The westbound transport truck was carrying lumber when he swerved to miss a hay wagon with a person on board. The transport truck was forced off the road and into the ditch where it lost its load of lumber.

OPP closed the one lane of traffic on the divided highway while tow trucks removed the transport truck from the ditch. No one was hurt.

Photos by Saultonline’s Bruce Clement