Portage la Prairie RCMP are reporting that a 34-year-old male truck driver was seriously injured after the truck he was driving collided with a parked semi-truck on Highway 1.

On November 4, 2022, at approximately 4:50pm, officers from Portage la Prairie responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision that had just occurred in the eastbound lane of Highway 1, approximately two kilometres east of Sidney, Manitoba.

Police arrived on scene and observed a flat deck semi-trailer stopped on the shoulder of the eastbound lane which had been struck by an eastbound box truck.

Investigation determined that the driver of the semi-trailer had pulled over onto the shoulder of the highway in order to check on his load, at which time it was struck from behind by the box truck. The box truck appeared to have partially veered onto the shoulder where it collided with the rear of the trailer.

RCMP report that the 33-year-old male driver of the semi-trailer, from BC, was not injured as a result of the incident. The 34-year-old male driver of the box truck, from Portage la Prairie, was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.