CORNWALL – A tractor-trailer driver had to be pulled from a rig after a single vehicle crash on Highway 401 tonight (Monday).
Cornwall firefighters, SD&G O.P.P. and Cornwall EMS were called to the scene around 9 p.m.
The black International truck with a box trailer slid into the median and flipped on its side about one kilometer west of the Boundary Road interchange.
Firefighters had to use ladders and climb on the side of the rig in order to pull the driver from the vehicle.
Cornwall EMS Manager Myles Cassidy says the driver was assessed at the scene but refused treatment or transportation to a medical facility.
The rig was registered in Quebec and had Quebec licence plates.
Despite sanding and salting operations on Highway 401, as temperatures dropped, portions of the highway became slick between McConnell Avenue and Boundary Road.