Power pole damaged in single vehicle MVA in Chilliwack

Power pole damaged in single vehicle MVA in Chilliwack

Accident just before noon on Young Road near Highway 1 led to some traffic delays

First responders were on the scene late Monday morning as a vehicle crashed into a power pole southbound on Young Road just north of Highway 1.

Paramedics with BC Ambulance Service were on the scene at around 11:45 a.m. alongside Chilliwack firefighters.

There is no word yet on the status of the driver of the burgundy sedan, but paramedics were leaving the scene for Chilliwack General Hospital shortly after arrival.

The power pole stayed upright but was severely damaged. By noon, BC Hydro was on scene.

There were delays in the area, but traffic was flowing in both directions.

The accident comes three days after a much more serious crash involving two vehicles sheared off a power pole also on Young Road near the rail crossing on Friday. That crash left nearly 3,600 customers without power for a period of time.

• READ MORE: VIDEO: Serious MVA on Young Road at CN tracks in Chilliwack


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