Crash leaves Lake Country residents in the dark

The RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision in the 12800 block of Okanagan Centre Road East.

A 59-year-old Lake Country man is fortunate things didn’t turn out worse than they did after he was involved in a single vehicle crash Monday.

At 3 p.m., the RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision in the 12800 block of Okanagan Centre Road East.

A westbound Dodge Ram pickup truck apparently went off road to the right and struck a hydro pole.

“Due to sparking from the conductive lines, the driver remained inside his vehicle until hydro crews deemed it safe for the fire department to remove him,” said Const. Kris Clark, with the RCMP.

“The power pole was dislodged, knocking out electricity to the area, and B.C. Hydro personnel worked to stabilize it before the vehicle could be removed. Power was restored to the affected area later in the evening.”

Speed and road conditions appear to be the main contributing factors in the crash.

The 59 year old motorists did not sustain any injuries.