It took firefighters nearly two hours to rescue a driver from the cab of truck that overturned early Friday morning near Highway 40 in St. Laurent.
The semi-trailer toppled over on the Cote Vertu access ramp to westbound Highway 40 service road. Its load of bagged peat moss burst through the top and sides of the trailer and onto the grassy shoulder of the ramp.
The 22-year-old driver, a resident of Ontario, was left trapped between the cab and a guardrail so firefighters had to work carefully as they struggled to extricate him. When he was finally removed from the wreckage shortly after seven o'clock, he was conscious and alert, with no visible injuries to his body but whether he has internal injuries is not known.
Police say the accident occurred shortly after five o'clock Friday morning.
An investigation will determine what caused the driver to lose control in the turn.