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Twenty truck fleet ordered off the road for striking top of Massey Tunnel

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Transportation officials have ordered a twenty truck fleet to cease operations after one of their vehicles struck the top of the Massey Tunnel in B.C.

Police Say Truck Stopped, Then Continued Through Tunnel

The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on January 10 in Richmond, B.C., according to a witness who spoke with the Richmond RCMP.

From RCMP:

The complainant advised she witnessed a truck strike the roof of the Massey Tunnel at approximately 8:10 pm. The complainant stated she was driving directly behind the truck when it hit. The truck initially came to a stop inside of the tunnel but after continued driving through.

It has been alleged that after the truck exited the tunnel it pulled over and the driver possibly spoke with an employee from a road maintenance contractor, however, this person has yet to be identified.

Trucking Company Grounded During Investigation

Police reviewed dash cam to confirm the witness statements and identify the trucking company involved as TSD Holdings Ltd, according to CBC.

In response, the B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure ordered TSD Holdings to cease operations until the investigation into the Massey Tunnel strike is complete.

“This sends a strong message to drivers and carriers that there is no excuse for these crashes, and we are taking every incident seriously,” officials said.

TSD Holdings operates 20 trucks.

Richmond RCMP are asking anyone with video or information on the Massey Tunnel strike to contact them at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2024-1070.

In late December 2023, Canadian transportation officials also sidelined B.C.-based Chohan Freight Forwarders Ltd. following the company’s sixth infrastructure crash in two years. The company operates 65 trucks.

B.C. recently increased fines for over-height vehicles from $115 to $575 in an effort to stop bridge/infrastructure strikes.

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