A pick up truck and semi collided at the Hwy 1 and Hwy 9 overpass at Bridal Falls on Monday morning

Semi truck’s diesel tank ruptured in Bridal Falls collision

Hundreds of litres of diesel oil spills at Bridal Falls overpass collision

  • Feb. 20, 2012 11:00 a.m.

A pickup truck and semi truck collided at the Hwy 1 and Hwy 9 overpass at Bridal Falls on Monday morning, causing major damage to the pickup. The collision damaged a fuel tank and caused a diesel spill in the area, with diesel fumes filling the area.

While there were initial reports of smoke at the scene, there was no fire. Crews from the Seabird Fire Dept. and Popkum Fire Dept. both responded, flagging traffic and assisting RCMP and paramedics as they assessed the collision and the drivers involved.

There were no serious injuries reported.

Cpl. Jeff Bodner with Fraser Valley Traffic Services said the incident happened at about 9:30 a.m.

“The right hand side tank of the semi was ruptured and all the diesel (approx 400-600 litres) was spilled,” he said. Hwy #9 was closed for about four or five hours for cleanup.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Missing Maple Ridge man’s car found in Harrison

Michael Denham has been missing since June 27

UFV grads of 2020 honoured in innovative ways

No convocation ceremony due to pandemic, but grads receive ‘celebration box’

Peak on the lower Fraser River expected to arrive Monday

Peak predicted for July 6, with flows decreasing from there: River Forecast Centre

Local property tax late penalties, deadlines different amid pandemic

Province also provides deferrment plan for those who qualify

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack 35-year-old woman located

The RCMP were asking for the public’s help to find woman not seen in months

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Greater Victoria nanny pleads guilty to child porn, sexual interference charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to slew of sex crimes

Most Read