Update: Power back after Vernon crash shuts power to 1,050

Driver taken into ambulance with unkown injuries

Update: 4:45 p.m.

The power is now back on to BC Hydro customers impacted by the accident.

Original

A Vernon driver has been taken to hospital after colliding with a power pole near Okanagan Landing Road cutting power to 1,050 BC Hydro customers.

Emergency personnel extracted the driver from the pickup truck that veered off the road and went up the driveway of an Okanagan Landing Road residence around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The truck destroyed a shed on the property along with an apricot tree.

Related: Crashes reach ‘all-time high’ across B.C.: ICBC

A reporter on scene said the driver was taken into an ambulance with unknown injuries.

BC Hydro is on scene to repair downed power lines.


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