Nova Scotia

Falling garbage can causes Sydney crash

A woman is in hospital in Sydney after a crash police say was caused by a garbage can falling from a pickup truck, early Wednesday morning on Highway 125, just outside the community.
Cars lined up down the highway as police investigated the scene. (Joan Weeks/CBC)

A woman is in hospital in Sydney after a collision police say was caused by a garbage can falling from a pickup truck, early Wednesday morning on Highway 125, just outside the community.

RCMP said when the garbage can fell to the road, the car behind the truck swerved, crossed the centre line and struck an SUV, head–on.

The woman driving the SUV was taken to hospital. Her injuries are not life–threatening.

Traffic in the area was tied up for about an hour while the crash scene was cleaned up.

Police are still investigating. There's no word if charges will be laid.

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