Logging truck sits perched on its side on West Coast Road going eastbound. The driver was airlifted to hospital via air ambulance. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

Man airlifted to hospital after logging truck rolls in Shirley

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries from Shirley area after his logging truck rolled over on Tuesday afternoon.

The truck, which carried a tandem, rolled on its side heading eastbound on West Coast Road. No exact cause for the accident was given, and RCMP are investigating. No other vehicles were involved.

The condition of the driver remains unknown, but his injuries are serious, said Sooke RCMP Cpl. Dawn Gilhen.

At the moment West Coast Road is alternating one lane only traffic. A mobile crane and another logging truck is due to arrive later this afternoon to remove the vehicle and logs from the road, Gilhen added.

Stay tuned for updates.

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