A driver was transported to hospital after crashing into a power pole and rolling his car Friday evening on Extension Road. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Driver hurt after flipping car, knocking out hydro pole on Extension Road

1,300 customers without power after crash at about 5:30 p.m. Friday

A motorist was taken to hospital after crashing into a hydro pole and rolling his car Friday evening on Nanaimo’s Extension Road.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 5:30 p.m., where the Volkswagen was upside-down in a front yard in the 1700 block of Extension Road.

Fire crews on scene said the male driver was able to get out of the car himself, and was then transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with unknown injuries.

Witnesses said the Jetta was travelling southbound when the accident happened.

B.C. Hydro crews are on scene and were telling residents that power could be out in the area for several hours. According to a social media post from B.C. Hydro, 1,300 customers are without power.

For past coverage of car crashes in the Nanaimo area, click here.

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