A firefighter tends to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Brooks Avenue where another car collided with this black car and then took out a hydro pole (seen in background) at Elm Drive. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Vehicle smashes into car, hydro pole on Brooks Avenue in Chilliwack

Hydro pole broken in two, power lines down and road closed in residential area of Chilliwack

A hydro pole was broken in two when a car collided with it after hitting a car on Brooks Avenue in Chilliwack Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. when the driver of a black car travelling west on Brooks was hit by a light-coloured car travelling east as the black car tried to make a left turn onto Elm Drive, according to the driver of the black vehicle.

The lighter-coloured car then smashed into a hydro pole and landed in the driveway of a residence about 50 metres east of Elm Drive.

Power lines were hanging low across the intersection and the road was closed to traffic as a result of the collision.

The driver of the black vehicle did not suffer any serious injuries. The condition of the other driver is unknown.


 

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This vehicle collided with car on Brooks Avenue and then took out a hydro pole Wednesday afternoon. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

This hydro pole was broken in the collision. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

This hydro pole was broken in the collision. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A worker photographs the power lines down across Brooks Avenue. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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