Truck dumps marl on bank lot

A dump truck hauling a full load of aggregate tipped on its side Thursday while traversing the Hurley’s roundabout in George Town.

The truck landed alongside the road and its contents spilled into the Scotiabank lot on Shamrock Road.

The dump truck’s driver was back-boarded by emergency medical services crews and placed inside the ambulance. It was not immediately clear what his injuries were but the man was awake and alert. No one else was injured.

Witnesses at the scene said it appeared another vehicle had pulled out in front of the large truck as it went around the traffic circle headed into town. Police had no details immediately on the cause of the wreck.

Examination of CCTV video of the accident later showed there appeared to be no obstruction in the truck driver’s path and that the vehicle simply tipped over. 

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The mess caused by the accident in the Scotiabank parking lot.
Brent Fuller

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The truck driver is treated by ambulance crews.
Brent Fuller

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Police direct traffic around the crash scene.
Brent Fuller


  1. I have a complaint. Trucks should not be driven on roads during morning hours when everybody has to get to work. And the same thing for the evenings when everybody is trying to get home.

    4 a.m. to no later than 7 a.m. should be their morning hours. 9 a.m. to no later than 4 p.m. – the midday hours. And 7 p.m. onwards. Keep away from the rush traffic hours.

  2. Agree 100% Apprentice. A little off subject but still a road issue; government needs to implement a minimum speed law also. How many times do you get the slow-poke in front of you doing 30mph in a 50mph, or 25 in a 40. Its a major problem, and encourages people to overtake. Our roads are not suitable for overtaking, and thats when acidents start happening. People need to drive the speed limit, no more, no less.

  3. Would it be very nosey to ask where all of the marl is going to… Apart from accidental drop-off.?

    I thought that the West Bay road diversion is still under debate…

    The Bank of Nova Scotia will no doubt be thankful for their free delivery to extend their car park…..

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