A single-vehicle crash just north of Courtenay early Friday morning sent one person to hospital.
Firefighters had to extricate the driver using the Jaws of Life.
Around 1:20 a.m., a vehicle travelling northbound along the Old Island Highway near the Courtenay Country Market struck a power pole and severed its lines.
The lines also came off a nearby home and scorched the outside of the residence.
Firefighters had to ensure the power lines did not cause a fire inside the home, and had to take precautions when they extricated the occupant of the vehicle.
The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
– With files from CTV Vancouver Island