Truck slams into power pole and knocks out power

Accident occurred in the 12800 block Okanagan Centre Road East at 3 p.m. on Monday.

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

At about 3 p.m.,  Lake Country RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision on the 12800 block of Okanagan Centre Road East.

A westbound Dodge Ram pickup truck apparently went off road 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.

The power pole was dislodged, knocking out electricity to the area, and BC 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 truck driver had not suffered any overt injuries and was cleared by paramedics at the scene.

The RCMP would like to remind motorists that road conditions can vary throughout the valley, especially during the winter months, and that you should adjust your driving to those conditions.

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