One person was sent to hospital with minor injuries following an unusual crash in Paradise Sunday afternoon.
A mini excavator was being loaded onto a trailer attached to a pickup when the pickup and trailer suddenly started to roll backward downhill. The two then jack-knifed in the front yard of a home about thirty meters away with the excavator overturning on the road.
An official on scene told The Telegram the incident could have been much worse had the pickup not stopped where it did as it could have crashed into a number of parked vehicles or homes located further down the hill.
The incident is under investigation.