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.

Pickup truck that was struck by tractor-trailer

This pickup truck managed to stay on the road, after it was hit by a tractor-trailer on Thursday afternoon. (John and Coleen Harvey)