Second dump truck in two weeks crashes because of raised box in Brampton

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Published October 25, 2022 at 5:52 pm

A truck tore down power lanes with its box in Brampton. - via Peel Regional Police

Another dump truck has crashed and disrupted traffic in as many weeks due to the driver travelling with their box raised up.

This time the driver took out power lines on Kenview Blvd. and Finch Ave near the city’s northeast border with Toronto. Peel Regional Police reported the driver had been travelling with his bucket up when he struck the power lines.

The crash brought down live wires around the truck and into the roadway. Kenview Blvd. is closed for about 600 metres between Parkshore Dr. and Castleview Dr. for the next three to four hours as a result.

Brampton Fire Services said they estimate the road will be closed for up to six hours.

This is the second time a dump truck has crashed due to having a raised bucket in Peel Region recently. Back on October 19, a dump truck was travelling east down Hwy 401 when his bucket caught a pedestrian bridge.

The crash separated the bucket from the truck and wedged it in the middle of the highway. Numerous drivers were recorded on dashcam video honking at the truck to stop.

The crash closed down the eastbound lanes of Hwy 401 approaching Mavis Rd. for several hours. Three other cars crashed apparently distracted by the site. No one was harmed in any collision.

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