Driver suffers diabetic shock

The truck had extensive damage but the man escaped with only minor injuries.

  • Nov. 10, 2011 12:00 p.m.

A man is believed to have suffered a diabetic shock shortly before his truck left the highway on Monday morning.

The man was driving southbound along Highway 43 between Line Creek turn off and Sparwood, at about 7 a.m. when his truck left the road and ended up in the ditch, smashing into a tree.

The RCMP said they originally believed it was an impaired driving incident, but now believe the collision was related to the man’s diabetes.


The truck had extensive damage but the man escaped with only minor injuries.


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