No injuries were reported in an accident at the Bowen Road-Dufferin Crescent intersection the afternoon of Nov. 13, said first responders. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

No injuries were reported in an accident at the Bowen Road-Dufferin Crescent intersection the afternoon of Nov. 13, said first responders. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Power shut off after accident at Bowen Road-Dufferin Crescent in Nanaimo

B.C. Hydro shuts down power as a precaution, says first responder

Traffic was slowed and power was temporarily shut down after two vehicles collided and one of them crashed into a pole in Nanaimo today, Nov. 13.

First responders and B.C. Hydro responded to the Bowen Road-Dufferin Crescent intersection at 1 p.m. after an accident involving a Mitsubishi sports-utility vehicle and a KIA hatchback. Both vehicles sustained damage.

Capt. Shane Manson, of Nanaimo Fire Rescue, said power was shut off only as a precaution, before vehicles were towed.

“Hydro is just going to be shutting down the power right now just to make sure that there’s no power going to the vehicle; it’s in contact with the hydro pole,” said Manson. “Everybody got out, nobody’s reported any injuries at this time.”

According to ICBC, there were 23 crashes at the Bowen-Dufferin intersection in 2020, which was tied for 13th among Nanaimo intersections with the most crashes.

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