Transport truck driver receives serious injuries in Hwy 11 crash

Dangerous driving and speed are believed to be factors in a crash on Thursday, October 12th, that resulted in the closure of Highway 11 in Bartibog for most of the day yesterday.

RCMP Sgt. Marc Beaupre says a pickup truck collided with a transport truck, causing it to overturn, spilling its load of gravel.

The transport driver had to be cut free from his vehicle before being transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The 61 year old driver of the pickup, who is from Tracadie, was arrested and later released.

(with files from CBC)