Driver of semi that jackknifed on a Metro Vancouver highway didn’t have insurance

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The driver of a semi-trailer that jackknifed westbound on Highway 17 Tuesday morning didn’t have insurance on either the cab or trailer. Photo courtesy Delta Police Traffic Unit

The driver of a semi-trailer that jackknifed westbound on Highway 17 in Delta Tuesday morning didn’t have insurance on either the cab or trailer.

Const. Ken Usipiuk of the Delta police traffic unit tweeted out just after 7 a.m. about the incident that was just east of the connector.

“Not a great start to the morning commute Hwy 17 W/B east of the connector jackknifed semi-trailer expect lengthy delays waiting for heavy tow to clear the mess,” he said.

He later posted a photo of the written ticket which showed the violations that were issued as well that the driver didn’t complete a pre-trip check. DPD issued more than $1,300 in fines.

A copy of the ticket issued by Delta police. – Courtesy Delta Police Traffic Unit

“Driver should have actually done a pre-trip this morning,” Usipiuk said. “Traffic is a nightmare.”

It took more than five hours for the scene to be cleared and for traffic to return to normal.