New Brunswick

2 injured when car hits tow truck providing help on highway in Moncton

A motor vehicle accident between a car and a tow truck closed down a section of the westbound lane of the Trans-Canada highway near Moncton on Tuesday evening.

Accident happened on Trans-Canada Highway near Molson Coors plant

Photographer Wade Perry took this photo of a vehicle after it hit a tow truck and then flipped over into a ditch in Moncton. (Submitted by Wade Perry)

A motor vehicle accident between a car and a tow truck closed down a section of the westbound lane of the Trans-Canada highway near Moncton on Tuesday evening.

The Moncton Fire Department, Codiac RCMP and Ambulance New Brunswick responded to the accident around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on the highway near the Harrisville Boulevard exit near the Molson Coors plant.

Platoon Chief Brian Gaudet said the accident occurred after the tow truck driver stopped to help a motorist change a tire.

"A second car came and struck the tow truck driver while he was changing the tire," Gaudet said.

The tow truck driver was able to see the vehicle coming and got out of its way.

The vehicle hit the truck, then rolled over into the ditch.

Gaudet said the driver of the vehicle that hit the tow truck and the driver of the truck were injured and sent to hospital.

Neither had life-threatening injuries, said Cpl. Tamara Patterson of the southeast district RCMP.

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