A crane truck caught a tree branch and ripped it in half while driving in Whalley Wednesday morning (Oct. 24).
A Black Press freelancer on the scene said the crane truck was heading northbound on 128th Street when it caught the tree branch, adding the driver remained at the scene.
As of 11:43 a.m. Surrey Traffic on Twitter was reporting both directions on 128th Street were closed between 97th and 99th avenues.
UPDATE: Southbound is now also blocked and detoured. Both directions on 128 St are closed between 97 Ave & 99 Ave. ^rm https://t.co/xAoUMOeEH8
— Surrey Traffic (@SurreyTraffic) October 24, 2018
The Black press freelancer on scene said a woman walking by was struck by the tree as it was ripped in half and “suffered only minor injuries.” The freelancer also said the driver and several road construction workers helped the woman until B.C. Ambulance Service and RCMP arrived, adding she was taken to hospital with “undetermined injuries.”