A bin truck tipped and spilled its contents onto a Langford lawn Tuesday morning on McCallum Road. No one was injured in the crash. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Bin truck tips over in Langford

CVSE officer thankful no one was injured

A bin truck driver lost control in a corner on McCallum Road and tipped over, spilling a load of brush and dirt on the front steps of a Langford home Tuesday morning.

No one was injured as a result of the crash.

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement was called to 1000 McCallum Rd. shortly after the crash occurred at around 9 a.m.

CVSE enforcement officer Leo Belanger noted in his statement the driver said his load shifted, causing the bin to twist and the truck to go over.

“Historically, dump trucks and these roll on bins are a safety concern for us,” Belanger said.

A series of tire marks, glass fragments and a broken curb show where the truck started to lose control in the corner and where it struck the sidewalk before landing on it’s side on the front lawn of the little home. Belanger noted the driver was probably travelling too fast for the load, which combined with the truck’s high centre of gravity and the weight of the load would have been contributing factors in the crash.

“I’m just happy no one was injured … We’re so fortunate when no one is hurt,” he said, adding anyone could have been on the sidewalk when the truck tipped. “There’s always young children around and bicycles,” he said.

By early afternoon crews had righted the truck and were working to repair it enough to move it to another location. “We’re [just] trying to clear the road as quick as possible,” Belanger said. But he noted due to the truck’s age and the damage to its frame it probably would not be repairable.

Traffic on McCallum Road was single lane alternating for much of the morning and into the afternoon, causing some minor delays to motorists in the area.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Langford man arrested after fleeing a serious crash in Saanich

Other driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police say

Victoria to book more hotel rooms for people sheltering in parks

The City will use ‘unspent’ COVID-19 response funds to book the rooms

Colwood family desperately searching for lost dog

Hachi was last seen on Monday near Lookout Lake Park

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

POLL: Do you agree with the provincial government’s decision to increase the minimum wage?

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a few more dollars to try… Continue reading

Police watchdog recommends charges against five Mounties in Prince George man’s death

Police used pepper spray on the man, who then had trouble breathing before dying at the scene

B.C. tourism seeks relief as businesses wait for COVID-19 restrictions to ease

Mid-June earliest for more in-province travel to be authorized

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

B.C. woman launches First Nations search, rescue and patrol program

Linda Peters envisions trained searchers ready to go at moment’s notice in each B.C. First Nation

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch on central Vancouver Island yard

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by Nanaimo RCMP after being found by city crew

Most Read