A Township of Langley firefighter at the scene of a rollover accident in the 24300 block of 16 Avenue. One person was injured when a cement truck flipped.

UPDATED: Serious crash closes portion of 16 Avenue

A concrete truck flipped in the 24300 block of 16 Avenue Tuesday afternoon, sending the driver to hospital

A serious crash involving a flipped concrete truck in Langley sent a 67-year-old Abbotsford man to hospital and shut down 16 Avenue between 240 and 245 Street for most of Tuesday.

Around 12:45 p.m., the westbound, fully loaded concrete truck veered off the road and went into a ditch. It struck a driveway and sheared off a power pole.

The truck rolled and came to rest sideways into some trees, said Langley RCMP. The single male occupant was extricated from the cab by Township of Langley firefighters and airlifted to hospital with head injuries, said Cpl. Holly Largy.

Since arriving at hospital his condition has improved, said Largy.

He sustained injuries to his head and chest, but is in stable condition.

Why the driver left the road is unknown, but police are looking into whether the crash may have been the result of a medical condition.

“We do not believe speed was a factor in the collision at all,” said Largy.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement is inspecting the truck and federal officers were on scene for an oil leak.

BC Hydro also dealt with the hot power lines.

Numerous homes were without power for hours while crews raised a new pole.

Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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