LITTLE RAPIDS The driver of a truck that ended up on the median of the Trans-Canada Highway may have suffered from a medical condition, according to police.
RCMP spokesman Sgt. Terry Foster said the driver may have blacked out while he was driving westbound carrying a full load of building supplies from Deer Lake.
Foster estimated the truck left its lane and travelled approximately 250-300 feet down the median. When it came to rest, he said, it had very little damage, and it had not rolled over.
Police had to close one lane for most of the afternoon, and while traffic was slowed it did not come to a full stop, Foster said, as the RCMP directed the traffic.
He said there were no apparent mechanical issues on the vehicle and another transport truck was sent out to transfer the load.
The driver was taken to hospital, there were no other injuries and no other vehicles were involved.
Police say alcohol was not a factor and the investigation will continue.