Car crushes power pole

A Tuesday morning crash may have been caused by a medical condition, the Langley RCMP say.

A man survived a crash that tore through a BC Hydro pole on 208th Street Tuesday morning.

The man was driving north on 208th Street near 45th Avenue when he suddenly left the road, veering off to the east, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The driver crashed through a power pole, then a bus stop with his Escalade SUV.

The vehicle finally came to rest after going through a fence and ending up in a residential backyard, said Largy.

Alcohol was not involved in the crash, but police believe the driver may have suffered a medical event.

He was taken to Langley Memorial Hospital and was checked out, and was not seriously hurt by the incident. His vehicle was not so lucky.


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