Rig loses fifth wheel behind Giant Tiger

In this photo provided by Stephanie Moores, a tractor-trailer appears to be tipping over after losing the fifth wheel behind the Giant Tiger on Sydney Street in Cornwall, Ont. on Friday, April 5, 2019. There were no injuries. The MTO was called in for help. (Stephanie Moores via Newswatch Group)

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version to clarify that the tractor-trailer lost its fifth wheel, the connector between the trailer and the truck. The Cornwall Police Service had referred to the truck losing a wheel.

CORNWALL – A truck making a delivery to Giant Tiger on Sydney Street ran into trouble Friday morning as it lost one of its wheels.

The mishap happened just before 9 a.m.

Cornwall Police Service spokesman Stephanie MacRae says the truck was attempting to back into the loading dock when it lost a wheel (the fifth wheel connector between the truck and trailer), which led to partially blocking traffic on Sydney Street.

A section of Sydney, north of Sixth Street, was down to one lane for a time.

“No vehicles or objects were struck by the tractor-trailer and no one was injured,” MacRae said.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation was also on site to help.

No charges were laid.

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