Today at 9:30am on Highway 11, a motor vehicle collision took place near the Bartibog Bridge, which is north of Miramichi, N.B.
The RCMP have stated that speed and dangerous driving are being suspected as to why the accident occurred.
There were two vehicles, a pick up truck and transport truck. The driver of the pickup was 61-years-old from Tracadie and was arrested at the scene.
The pickup driver tried to pass a vehicle making a right turn and went into the left lane which left the transport driver with not choice but to try to avoid a head on collision. the two vehicles did hit each other, and the transport driver lost control of the vehicle and landed in the ditch.
The highway was closed for several hours for investigation, with a RCMP collision analyst at the scene. Crews also had to clear the gravel that spilt from the transport truck.