Semi Driver Ticketed After Colliding With Light Post

A commercial vehicle driver has been ticketed following a Monday crash in Malakwa.

Police say that it was around 8AM when an Eastbound semi left the Highway and hit a light post.

The driver told Police that he had been trying to pick up a pen he had dropped when he left the roadway.

The truck, which is registered in Ontario, sustained heavy damage and began to leak fuel.

That accident left Highway One's Eastbound lanes closed for about two hours, and the driver was later fined $368 for driving without due care and attention.