Crash closes Sooke Road

Driver heading towards Sooke when a pre-existing medical condition caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a hydro pole

  • Jan. 13, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Sooke police are investigating the cause of an accident that shut down Sooke Road for more than 10 hours last Friday, after a car veered into a hydro pole near 17 Mile Pub.

The driver, who was from Saanich, was heading towards Sooke when a pre-existing medical condition caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a hydro pole, said Sooke Fire Chief Steven Sorensen.

Exact medical condition of the driver is unknown, and police said neither speed or alcohol were factors. The road was closed down due to oil residue, live hydro wires and debris from the severed pole.

The same pole was replaced several weeks ago after a pickup truck rolled over and severed it in the same corner of Highway 14.

 

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