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.