Motorist sent to hospital after logs strike car in Sweets Corner

Ashley Thompson athompson@hantsjournal.ca
Published on March 14, 2014

One man was sent to the hospital after his vehicle was struck with logs that fell off of a tractor-trailer Friday afternoon.

A trail of several logs could be spotted near the ditch the man's car came to a stop in. The badly damaged sedan landed upside down in a ditch along Highway 14 near Sweets Corner on Friday, March 14.

RCMP Cst. Andy Harris said the middle-aged man was the lone occupant of the car. It is believed the man injured his back in the accident.

The roads were clear at the time of the accident, which occurred around 3 p.m.

The driver of the log truck was not injured. An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

Windsor Fire Chief Scott Burgess estimated it took about 10 minutes for firefighters to free the man, who was responsive following the crash, from the car using Jaws of Life extrication tools.