Big rig winds up in woods after TCH collision

An accident on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday tied up traffic for several hours, after a tractor-trailer struck a pickup truck.
RCMP say a tractor-trailer loaded with culvert piping struck a pickup while both vehicles were travelling east on the Trans-Canada Highway between Gambo and Gander. (John and Coleen Harvey)

An accident on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday tied up traffic for several hours, after a tractor-trailer struck a pickup truck. 

The collision happened mid-afternoon on the TCH between Gander and Gambo.

RCMP say a tractor-trailer loaded with culvert piping struck a pickup while both vehicles were travelling east.

The pickup managed to stay on the road, but the bigger rig went off the highway and into the woods.

Police say both drivers were treated in hospital and later released.
This pickup truck managed to stay on the road, after it was hit by a tractor-trailer on Thursday afternoon. (John and Coleen Harvey)