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Truck plunges over Portland precipice, three injured

Published:Friday | November 14, 2014 | 8:27 AM
The ten wheeler truck that plunged over a ravine near Black Hill in Portland on Thursday night. - Gareth Davis Sr photos
Onlookers at the accident scene near Black Hill in Portland.

Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

BLACK HILL, Portland‎:

Three people were rushed to hospital last night after a truck, loaded with sand, ran over a precipice in Black Hill, Portland.

Fire fighters, who were quick on the scene managed to remove the three people trapped inside the cabin of the truck.

According to firefighters, the truck, which was transporting sand from Bourbon to Black Hill, lost air pressure while depositing the material, encountered brake problems and ran over the precipice.

A wrecker operator had to attach cables to the truck to prevent it from further plunging while another wrecking unit was called to assist with the lifting of the ten-wheeler truck.

After several failed attempts, the operators managed to lift the vehicle from the precipice to cheers from curious onlookers.


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