Man dead after crashing vehicle into hydro pole and tree in Gibsons

Dog also hurt in collision, which happened Wednesday morning

A man is dead after he crashed his vehicle into a hydro pole and a tree in Gibsons this morning.

According to a press release from the Sunshine Coast RCMP, the accident happened just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the 1000 block of Gibsons Way.

“The incident involved one vehicle and the sole occupant and driver was pronounced deceased prior to being loaded onto the medical helicopter for transport to a larger area hospital…” noted the press release. “It is possible that the male had suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash as a witness reported seeing him slumped over the steering wheel just prior to colliding with the hydro pole.”

Multiple emergency services crews attended the crash, which knocked out power in the area and caused a temporary road closure. A veterinarian also assisted as a dog that had been inside the vehicle was injured in the crash.

As of this afternoon, RCMP, traffic reconstructionists and B.C. Coroners Service were continuing to investigate.

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