The driver of a dump truck that collided with a Honda Civic on Highway 311 near Tatamagouche, N.S., Wednesday is expected to survive after being airlifted to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

The crash occurred at about 11:30 a.m., said RCMP Cpl. Andrew Joyce. 

According to police, the Honda Civic was travelling southbound on Highway 311. It attempted to turn into a driveway when it collided with the truck.

The driver of the gravel truck was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by firefighters. 

The man has serious leg injuries but is expected to survive.

Two occupants of the Civic sustained minor injuries. Police say they were able to travel to a hospital in Truro. 

A section of Highway 311, between the exits to the Balmoral and South Tatamagouche roads, closed as a result of the crash. 

Corrections

  • A previous version of the story said the driver of the Honda Civic was airlifted to hospital. This information was provided by RCMP.
    Jan 20, 2016 3:20 PM AT