Emergency crews had to work to free a driver from his sport-utility vehicle after it collided with a hydro pole at the intersection of Cedar, Code and Adshead roads Tuesday morning. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Crash in North Oyster knocks out power, traps driver in vehicle

Single-vehicle accident happened Tuesday morning at Cedar, Code and Adshead roads

A crash south of the city blocked an intersection and knocked out power in the area.

Emergency crews had to work to free a driver from his sport-utility vehicle after it collided with a hydro pole at the intersection of Cedar, Code and Adshead roads Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at about 7:20 a.m. and the driver was trapped for about an hour before B.C. Hydro crews could cut power and secure the pole, which was split in half by the impact and was hanging above the SUV.

The 30-year-old male driver was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with unspecified injuries.

North Oyster volunteer firefighters, Ladysmith RCMP and B.C. Ambulance services attended the scene.

Power has been restored in the area.

Const. Marcel Slofstra, of the Ladysmith RCMP, said police had not determined why the SUV ran into the pole.

“I can say that it doesn’t appear as though alcohol or drugs were a factor … the cause of the collision is still under investigation,” Slofstra said.

École North Oyster Elementary School was closed for the day due to the ensuing power outage, which immediately following the crash covered an area that included most of North Oyster and Yellow Point.

B.C. Hydro crews were on scene for several hours to replace the damaged pole.

For coverage of other recent car crashes, click here.

car crash

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Shoplifting suspect allegedly spits on worker at store in Nanaimo

Suspect became aggressive when confronted by loss prevention officer at Walmart, say RCMP

Nanaimo’s temporary restaurant patios to stay in place for another year

City council votes to leave patios out for winter and through till fall 2021

Ladysmith man arrested in Saanich after towed sawmill draws attention

Police located the man thanks to social media and a keen-eyed witness

Green Party pins Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding hopes on Istace

Leader Sonia Furstenau was in Chemainus for Sunday’s candidate announcement

Ladysmith man shocked out of his seat after $50,000 Keno win

Larry Salmond plans to purchase a new RV with his winnings

B.C.’s top doctor encourages Halloween costumes to include masks

Dr. Bonnie Henry will soon be releasing guidelines on how to safely trick-or-treat this Halloween

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

Parksville pedestrian airlifted to hospital in Vancouver after nighttime collision

Police report man’s injuries were ‘significant’ but not life-threatening

Horgan frustrated as Transport Canada mandate for BC Ferry riders returns

Transport Canada reinstates rule that bans passengers from lower decks

Reincarnation, baby! Music-making B.C. couple celebrate ‘miracle’ pregnancy

‘I (said) to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated,’ Elise Estrada says

Survey finds doctors worry supplies of flu vaccine, PPE will lag demand

Canadian health officials have said additional flu vaccines have been ordered to meet expected demand

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Search suspended for Indigenous elder last seen mushroom picking in northwest B.C.

Mushroom picker Thomas (Tommy) Dennis has been missing since Sept. 16

Most Read