Semi flips, blocks Highway 10 in Surrey

SURREY — Westbound traffic was snarled along Highway 10 in Cloverdale for about three hours this  morning after a semi-trailer hit a commercial van and flipped onto the road.

Police said witnesses indicated the westbound semi ran a red light at 168th Street, on the highway, and crashed into a commercial van that was turning left. The semi hit a ditch, flipped over and blocked both westbound lanes.

Nobody was seriously hurt. Police said the semi driver was not injured but his passenger was taken to hospital for head and neck injuries that were considered to be minor.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said the van’s driver was also taken to hospital, “as a precaution.”

No charges have yet been laid. The crash happened at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.