Driver uninjured after truck rollover in Brackley Point Road roundabout

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A truck overturned on the Charlottetown bypass, causing traffic tieups near the airport over the lunch hour Monday.

A transport truck driver escaped injury when his vehicle overturned in the Brackley Point Road roundabout at lunchtime Monday.

The single vehicle collision caused slight delays as police directed traffic and cleaned up scrap metal the truck had been carrying.

Cst. Ron Kennedy said the driver had no serious injuries from the collision.

“He was really shaken up like you would be after that sort of incident,” he said.

Kennedy said it was at least two hours by the time the truck was flipped back onto its wheels.

Police do not believe that speed or alcohol were factors in the collision.

“We’re looking right now at the possibility that there was a load shift.”

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Brackley Point Road

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  • ScottRAB
    January 26, 2016 - 15:03

    Even load shift could be blamed on the driver. If you don't watch how your cargo is loaded, how would you know how fast you can take turns?

  • Sean
    January 26, 2016 - 09:41

    Load shift??? Wtg Sherlock.. It's scrap metal in one pile spread out in a trailer...where's it gonna shift to?

  • Regular Joe
    Regular Joe
    January 26, 2016 - 00:28

    Speed and alcohol not believed a factor . So they figure it's possibly due to load shift . Would have to be one hell of a shift to throw a truck on it's side unless speed was a factor .It's pretty obvious they were traveling too fast and this caused the load to shift . Super investigation skills by our local law enforcement again i see . Obvious they don't understand the concept of load shifting in a turn and why it shifts