An employee had to leave the road and drive into a ditch to avoid an on-coming logging truck. The pickup could not be driven out on its own so arrangements were made for it to be pulled out by the next loaded logging truck that passed by.
The employee made the decision to be in the pickup, without securing a seatbelt, to assist with steering while being pulled out. The pickup eventually rolled over onto its roof with the driver inside as it slid along the ditch.
During the extraction the tow rope broke and came close to hitting the person assisting with the extraction.
Tyson von den Steinen, Canadian Forest Products Ltd (250) 962-3229 Tyson.vondenSteinen@canfor.com