A Sooke man lost control of his vehicle and drove into a power pole around 10 a.m. this morning.

Car crashes into power pole due to mechanical error

A local man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a power pole on the 5900-block of Sooke Road

Westbound traffic along the 5900-block of Sooke Road is currently being diverted from Woodlands Rd through to Parkland Rd, after a man drove his vehicle into a power pole.

According to Cpl. Barb Cottingham, the 42-year-old Sooke man was heading westbound when he lost control of his 1993 Ford Explorer and drove into the power pole around 10 a.m.

The driver told police the incident was due to “mechanical problems.”

No one was harmed in the accident, and eastbound traffic is being let through.

Emergency crews are currently on scene, waiting for the arrival of BC Hydro to secure the tilting power pole.