Investigators survey the rollover of a cement pumper on King George Boulevard on Wednesday morning.

Man critical after dramatic rollover

Cement pumper truck roared through major intersections, into oncoming traffic, and rolled over into a ditch.

A man is in critical condition and major arterials in Surrey are shut down after a dramatic crash.

Police say he was the only one hurt in an accident that could have been much worse.

On Wednesday at about 6:30 a.m., a cement pumper was heading southbound on King George Boulevard just north of Highway 10, when it veered off the road and swiped a bus stop.

Fortunately, no one was at the bus stop.

The pumper then thundered across Highway 10, hitting two vehicles. The occupants of those cars escaped injury.

The pumper then continued southbound down King George, jumped the median, and headed into oncoming traffic travelling north –amazingly avoiding a collision with other vehicles.

The truck then jumped the median again, returning into southbound lanes on King George and rolled over into a ditch.

The driver of the pumper was extricated from the vehicle and an attempt was made to airlift him to hospital.

However, that was interrupted, as crews began CPR on the driver.

He was transported by ambulance to hospital where he remained in critical condition on Wednesday.

The cause of the accident is not known yet, but speed and intoxicants are not believed to be factors.

The investigation continues and was expected to keep King George Boulevard closed in both directions between Colebrook Road and 60 Avenue.

Police expect to close Highway 10 at some time Wednesday afternoon.

 

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