Last Tuesday Cote Saint-Luc Public Security responded to a call for a truck that had sunk into the grass on Cavendish Blvd, across from 5720.
Truck sinks into the soggy grass on Cavendish Blvd.

Truck sinks into the soggy grass on Cavendish Blvd.

The cube truck was equipped with an industrial diesel generator inside. In addition to blocking traffic, PS Agent Antonio Labattaglia noticed that the truck was still sinking and could potentially tip over, spilling the generator’s flammable diesel.
As the wheels sunk into the grass the heavy truck was at risk of toppling over and losing its load of diesel fuel

As the wheels sunk into the grass the heavy truck was at risk of toppling over and losing its load of diesel fuel

The quick-thinking PS Agent spared no time in calling for the Fire Department.  Crews arrived soon after and shored up the vehicle to prevent a rollover onto the roadway and the potential spill of the flammable substance and leakage into the public sewer network.
Fire crews place metal beams against the truck to prevent a spillover

Fire crews place metal beams against the truck to prevent a spillover

Then, a heavy duty wrecker from Burstall Conrad was called in with its crane to lift the truck out of the hole and back onto the street.
A major league tow truck was brought in to lift the stranded truck out of the soggy grass

A major league tow truck was brought in to lift the stranded truck out of the soggy grass

Police were also on scene as traffic on Cavendish northbound was reduced to one lane during this operation, which lasted two hours.
While Public Security was busy on this odd call, our volunteer first responders over at EMS were exceedingly busy. Twice they received 9-1-1 calls for three simultaneous medical emergencies. That’s three emergencies happening at the same time and then three more, at the same time again. Our incredible volunteers and public safety professionals were able to handle all six medical emergencies and the sunken truck. All in an exciting morning’s work, in Cote Saint-Luc.
(Photos by Jordy Reischson, CSL Public Safety)