Three West Vancouver residents found out the hard way that roads really are slippery when wet after the truck they were travelling in flipped on to its roof when the driver lost control Monday morning.
The driver - a 27 yearold West Vancouver man - was heading on to the onramp for Highway 1 at 15th Street around 10:40 a.m. when he lost control on the wet road. The truck spun, struck the curb and flipped upside down in the ditch, said Const. Jeff Palmer, spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department.
One man made it out of the vehicle, but West Vancouver firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to cut the other two occupants - a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman - out of the wreckage.
"There was some work to get them out," said Palmer.
Luckily, neither the driver nor passengers was seriously injured.
The driver has since been handed two tickets by police - one for driving too fast for road conditions and a second ticket for driving without a licence.
Palmer said the Ford F350 sustained about $40,000 in damage.
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