Driver survives eye-popping crash in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

RCMP are still trying to determine what caused a scary crash in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Monday.
A car is shown half-crushed after it collided with an oil tanker truck Monday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The driver of the car was not seriously injured. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

RCMP are still trying to determine what caused a scary crash in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Monday.

This photo shows what's left of the front end of a car that collided with an oil tanker truck in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Monday. (Photo courtesy RCMP)
The collision, between a car and an oil tanker truck, occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Hamilton River Road.

The impact left the front half of the car crushed under the tanker, with its roof partially sheered off.

Somehow, the 68-year-old male driver — who had to be cut out of the car — escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the tanker was not hurt.

Police say it appears the southbound car slammed into the truck as it was turning north onto Hamilton River Road.

The road was snow-covered at the time.

RCMP say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the accident.