Cornering too fast caused two accidents involving tractor-trailers on area roads, police say.
The most recent occurred east of Chase early Thursday morning when the driver lost control of his rig on the Trans-Canada Highway near the turnoff to Squilax-Anglemont Road.
RCMP Const. Lora Ford said a shipping container broke free from the rig's chassis and flipped onto its side, blocking the highway.
"He was obviously going a little too fast and shifted his load. Of course, if you're hauling a heavy load, you don't stand a chance," she said.
"He tried to correct it but the trailer was already swinging all over the place."
Moments later an SUV rounded the corner. The driver slammed on the brakes when he saw a cloud of dust but was unable to avoid the container, said Ford.
The man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. His vehicle was totalled in the collision.
"The whole front was crunched in and airbags deployed. He is lucky," she said.
The tractor-trailer driver faces a charge of speeding relative to conditions, said Ford. There are a number of sharp corners along this stretch of highway.
Meanwhile, the driver of a semi that flipped at the intersection of the Yellowhead Highway and Paul Lake Road Wednesday night was ticketed for driving without due care and attention.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said the crash snarled traffic for two hours while tow trucks worked to remove the large vehicle.
Witnesses told police the driver came into the corner too fast while turning off the highway onto Paul Lake Road. Aird said the vehicle's tires were said to be squealing.
The 2013 Freightliner sustained considerable damage in the crash.
And RCMP charged the driver of a rig that flipped on Highway 5A near Roche Lake on Tuesday with speeding relative to conditions. That accident saw a load of crushed cars dumped on the road.