DRIVER PINNED IN VEHICLE FIRE IN LITTLE BRAS D’OR
LITTLE BRAS D’OR — RCMP responded to an incident in which a driver was pinned as his vehicle caught fire. Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said the male driver was transporting a large anchor near Little Bras d’Or on Thursday morning around 11 a.m.
He hit the brakes on the cube van as a traffic light turned yellow, causing the heavy load to shift forward.
The anchor travelled through the vehicle’s cab and into the engine block, resulting in it catching fire. Hutchinson said the male was pinned but could remove his seatbelt and exit the vehicle. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.