Driver uninjured after hitting power pole on Central Lake Road

Crash resulted in a power outage

A driver walked away uninjured after striking a hydro pole on Central Lake Road this weekend.

Port Alberni RCMP were called to attend to a single vehicle crash in the 9400 block of Central Lake Rd on Saturday, Jan. 27 just after 1 p.m.

A Toyota Yaris had been travelling northbound when the driver lost control and struck a hydro pole. The driver had momentarily diverted his attention away from the road when the vehicle veered to the shoulder and the driver was unable to regain control before hitting the power pole.

The force of the crash was such that the pole was broken at the base and the car was destroyed. The driver, a 23-year-old Port Alberni man, was very fortunate that he was able to walk away uninjured.

The crash also resulted in a temporary power outage for homes in the area. According to BC Hydro, power was restored at close to 8 p.m.

The driver was issued a ticket for Drive Without Due Care and Attention.

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