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Friday October 5th, 2012

Posted at 1:39am

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The driver of a transport truck heading to the United States was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his truck flipped onto its side just before midnight, Thursday.

Police, firefighters and EMS were called to where Huron Church becomes Patricia Street, right near the entrance to the Ambassador Bridge, at 11:57pm. Firefighters found the transport truck on its left side.

Windsor Police Staff Sergeant Steve Bodri says it appears the truck, which was hauling auto parts, lost control while approaching the bridge entrance and that speed seems to have been a factor.

Students from a nearby University of Windsor residence say they heard an intense crashing sound and saw the truck at rest on its side.

The driver, who was able to walk away from the wreck, was taken to hospital with minor lacerations as a precaution.

Police say that access to the bridge is restricted to one lane only while the contents are emptied so the truck can be up-righted and towed.

Charges are pending.

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