A BC Hydro crew responds to a downed power pole on Comox Road following a single-vehicle accident Friday morning. Photo, CTV Vancouver Island

Driver takes out power pole on Comox Road

Road closed, driver in her 50s taken to hospital

A driver who took down a power pole Friday morning has been taken to hospital.

Courtenay Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident, which occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 26.

The woman in her 50s was driving from Comox toward Courtenay along Comox Road and lost control of a Chevy Malibu and hit the power pole near the 2500 block, then stopped the vehicle on the mudflats nearby. She was helped from her vehicle by a bystander and taken to hospital.

Comox Valley RCMP had blocked off traffic access at the 17th Street Bridge. On the other side of Comox Road, they were redirecting traffic to Back Road.

The accident is expected to keep the road closed for a couple of hours, as a BC Hydro crew attends to the downed power line.

There was no information on the driver’s condition. We will continue to update this as we get more information.



mike.chouinard@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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